Joan (Muessig) Lammers, 85, of Boonville, MO peacefully joined our heavenly father March 14, 2021 with her family by her side. Joan was a loving mother and lived her life fully with grace and dignity. She enjoyed crochet, gardening, sewing, dancing, traveling and her nursing career. She was a master Pitch player. Joan loved experimenting with new recipes and tricking her children into trying new and interesting foods.
Visitation for Joan will be Thursday, March 18, 2021 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a rosary recited at 4:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Friday, March 19, 2021 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in church cemetery. The family ask that everyone please wear a mask.
She was born November 4, 1935, the daughter of Robert and Anna (Nold) Muessig at their home in Cooper County, MO. At age seven, Joan and her family moved to town in Tipton, MO, where she attended St. Andrew’s School and graduated with an 8th grade education. She began working upon completion of school and then at age 16 began working in the Shoe Factory in Tipton, MO. Joan obtained her GED on May 16, 1968 at the age of 32. She enjoyed a variety of other jobs including supporting her husband’s vending business. In 1985, at the age of 50, Joan earned her Licensed Practical Nursing degree. She worked at the Truman Veterans Administration Hospital in Columbia, MO for two years and then at the Boonville Correctional Center in Boonville, MO until she retired in 2011 at the age of 75.
She attended SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and was one of the original members of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary beginning in 1975. Joan married Charles Lammers on May 2, 1955 at St Andrew Church in Tipton, MO. Charles and Joan became the perfect dance partners and a crafty Pitch team. They built their home in Boonville, MO in 1956 where she lived the rest of her life and lovingly raised eight children.
She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Anna Muessig, her husband Charles Lammers, sisters Mildred Muessig and Julia (Porter) Arnold, brothers Ralph, Clarence, Harold Muessig and brothers-in-law Walter Miller and Edwin Kammerich. She is survived by her sister Dorothy Miller, brother Paul (Sigrid) Muessig, sisters-in-law Florence Muessig and Joan Kammerich, brothers-in-law Msgr. Donald Lammers, James (Judy), John (Jewell) and Robert (Karen) Lammers.
She is also survived by her loving children Jerry (Donna Farmer) Lammers, Deborah (Warren) Kraus, Diana (Steve) Huth, Carol (Noel) Twenter, Mary Sue (Eugene) Haberman, Sharon (Mike) Ivy, Charles R Lammers, Kim (Shawn) Riley. She had 19 beautiful grandchildren – Lori (Kyle Schoenhals) and Steven Lammers, Rebecca, Adam (Lauren) and Brett Kraus, Trever Huth, Stacia (Jamie) Felgar, Shane (Amanda) and Dylan Twenter, Dalton (Lauren), Grace and Maggie Haberman, Jacob and Samantha Ivy, Emery, Valerie and Colin Lammers, Rachel and Cooper Riley. She loved watching her 8 precious great grandchildren – Riker Lammers-Schoenhals, Ian, Braden, Myles, and Evelyn Lammers, Korbyn Felgar, Scarlet and Cora Twenter and Baby Kraus expected in May.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, SS Peter and Paul Catholic School, or SS Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.
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