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JoAnn Reiminger, 79, of Jackson passed away Thursday, July 2, 2009, at Monticello House in Jackson, where she had resided the past two years.
She was born June 13, 1930, at Lilbourn, Mo., daughter of Eugene J. and Luella R. Thompson Biler. She and Raymond Reiminger were married April 26, 1950, in Chaffee, Mo.
She graduated from Chaffee High School in 1948 and reigned as the 1948 Chaffee High School Valentine Queen.
JoAnn and Raymond moved to Jackson from Scott City in 1952. They founded Overhead Door Co. of Southeast Missouri in 1957, which was the first overhead door company location between St. Louis and Memphis. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, St. Ann's Sodality and Elks Ladies in Jackson.
JoAnn was a devoted wife and homemaker and took pride in raising her six children. She had a wonderful sense of humor that will be missed by all of her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking for her family, and especially enjoyed baking breads and making special Christmas cookies and candies. She also enjoyed tending to her flower garden, sewing for her family, and painting ceramics with her children, grandchildren, mother, and friends.
Loving survivors include her husband of 59 years; three sons, David (Fay) Reiminger of Jackson; Joe (Cindy) Reiminger of Jackson; Robert (Debbie) Reiminger of Cape Girardeau; three daughters, Mary Sue (G.A.) Schaefer III of Crystal City, Mo., Luella (Eric) Thompson of Cape Girardeau; Joanie (John) Hendricks of Jackson; two brothers, Gene Biler and John (Donna) Biler of Chaffee; and a sister-in-law, Sarah Biler of San Jacinto, Calif.
Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four great-stepgrandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William "Bill" Biler; and three infant brothers.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson with parish prayers at 7 p.m., followed by the rosary, led by St. Ann's Sodality.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church, with Father John Harth officiating. Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Church or Southeast Hospice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting McCombs Funeral Home's website at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.