Joan Lynn Petty, 90, of Jefferson City, saw Jesus on May 13, 2023. Guaranteed! She was born February 28, 1933 in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of Elmer and Gladys (Lynn) Eichenberger. She was a 1950 graduate of Northeast High School, National Honor Society recipient and attended William Jewell College. Joan married the love of her life, Kenneth Petty on November 2, 1952.
Joan and Ken raised their family in Lakehead, California, and later moved to Blue Springs, Missouri to be close to family. Her faith and relationship with the Lord was most important in her life. She shared the love of God and the hope He provides with everyone with which she came in contact. Many friend relationships started through church and she loved the fellowship through Canyon Community Church of Lakehead, and First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs. Joan was a focused, hardworking, do-what-it-takes, high-quality, loyal employee that went the extra mile for her boss. She worked for Helmer Jensen, State Farm, Complete Building Center, Dr. Richard Zietner, Psychologist, Joyce Kerber, Lawyer, and many others. Joan adored her family and thoroughly enjoyed time spent together. She kept her mind sharp working puzzles and lost many hours of sleep, not being able to find a good stopping point. Playing bridge with friends was treasured. She loved her friends in California, Blue Springs and at Heisinger.
She is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Doug) Ebersold of Holts Summit, Missouri and her son, Michael (Beth) Petty of Lewisville, Texas; six grandchildren, Heather (Eddie) Schoeneberg, Ryan Ebersold, Cammie (fiancé, Tommy) Petty, Blaine (Jessica) Petty, Braden (Morgan) Petty, Jonah Petty; and five great-grandchildren, Ruthie, Seth, Levi, Brody, and Brylee. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenneth in 2001, her father Elmer Eichenberger, her mother Gladys Eichenberger and her brother Carl Eichenberger.
Visitation will be held Saturday 5/20/23, 11:30am at Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence Missouri followed by her funeral at 12:30 p.m. with the Rev. Eddie Schoeneberg officiating. Burial will be at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.