SHERIDAN – JoAnn (Flanders) Fuller, 94, died in Sheridan on Jan. 9, 2021.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Valley View Cemetery in Torrington with Reverend Jeff Wayland officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in JoAnn’s name to Waggin’ Tails Animal Shelter or donor’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send their condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
JoAnn was born on Oct. 20, 1926, in Topeka, Kan. She was the daughter of John and Mary Flanders. Her early childhood years were spent in Denver, Colo. Following her high school graduation, she attended nursing school at the University of Colorado, where she later earned her RN. During this time, a classmate, Margaret Ann Fuller (Kennedy), introduced JoAnn to her brother, Jim. They later wed on Nov. 30, 1949, and shared 63 wonderful years together, in Torrington. The couple had five sons; she was the biggest cheerleader of their sport and academic achievements. She was a hard worker and made sure the boys looked immaculate with their home haircuts and pressed shirts. She never left a sheet un-ironed!
JoAnn worked as a nurse and a teacher at both the school district and Eastern Wyoming College (EWC). She served as a chaperone for the EWC volleyball team. PEO and Eastern Star were organizations that she was actively involved in. She achieved the position of Worthy Grand Matron and traveled extensively across the state of Wyoming, with her faithful husband by her side.
Survivors include her five sons; Jack, Jeff (Judy), Jim (Sandy), Joe (Diane), Jon; four grandchildren, Stephanie Ellis and her daughter Brooklin, Kristin (Zach) Herbst and their children Natalee and Murphy, Josh (Cassie) Fuller, Lindsey (Brian) Parke and their sons Tavin and Korbin. Preceding her in death was her husband Jim (2012).
A special thanks for those who cared and supported JoAnn while at Elmcroft of Sugarland; Greenhouse Living of Sheridan and also Sheridan Memorial Hospital.