Joanne R. 'Jose' Lehr

Friday, March 16, 2012

Joanne R. "Jose" Lehr, a resident of Washburn, MO, was born May 27, 1917 in Hutchinson, KS, a daughter of Joseph and Edna (Walden) Ricks. She departed this life Sunday, Mar. 11, 2012 in Cassville, MO at the age of 94 years.

Jose is survived by one son, Richard Todd Lehr and wife Lavon of Washburn, MO; three sisters, Elizabeth Stockton of Holiday Island, AR, Virginia Humphreys of Holiday Island, AR and Nellie Armstrong of Fayetteville, AR; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

On Apr. 12, 1936, she was united in marriage with James M. "Dutch" Lehr who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents, Joseph and Edna Ricks; one brother and one son.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 at the Holiday Island Community Church with Reverend John Wallace and Reverend Alan Thrasher officiating. Interment of cremains will be at Bluff Cemetery in Springdale, AR. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be sent to the Holiday Island Community Church, P.O. Box 3055, Holiday Island, AR 72631. Online condolences may be sent to the family at