October 24, 1937 - June 29, 2020
Joann Patricia Leadbetter, 82, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri died Monday, June 29, 2020 at Southeast Hospital. She was born October 24, 1937 in Decater, Illinois to William T. and Dorothy Mae Vowell Joplin. She and Raymond L. Leadbetter were married June 11, 1977 in Cape County. He preceded her in death on August 27, 2004. Joann retired in 1993 from the University of Illinois. She was a member of Christian Women's Club, Cape Senior Center, and Rose of Sharon Gospel Singers. She volunteered at Southeast and St. Francis Hospital, the Lutheran Home, Monticello House, Fountainbleau Lodge, and the Veterans Home. She was a member and pianist of Southside Baptist Church. She sang and held devotional services at Lindenwood Apartments. Survivors include her son, David Johnson of Cape Girardeau; four grandchildren, Michael (Sarah) Alsup of Anna, Illinois, Jalana Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Brian Johnson of Anna Illinois, Neal Miller of Anna Illinois; five great-grandchildren, Makayla Dobbs, Neveah Raymos, Kammi Raymos, Conner Johnson and Olivia Johnson. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a daughter, Debbie Haynes. Visitation will be 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Southside Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. Service will follow at 12:00 pm Thursday at the church with the Rev. Bill Joyce officiating. Burial will be at Fairmont Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. Memorial contributions may be given to Cape Senior Center, 921 Clark St., Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 or charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com. Ford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joann Patricia Leadbetter, 82, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri died Monday, June 29, 2020 at Southeast Hospital. She was born October 24, 1937 in Decater, Illinois to William T. and Dorothy Mae Vowell Joplin. She and Raymond L. Leadbetter were... View Obituary & Service Information
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