JoAnn Bennett Wigglesworth, 83, of Marshall, MO passed away April 12, 2016 at The Arbors at Westport Estates in Marshall, MO. She was born on October 02, 1932 at Sedalia, Missouri the daughter of Eugene T. Bennett and Phyllis J. Smith Bennett who preceded her in death.
From 1970 to 1982 JoAnn was married to Michael B. Peceri. In 1997, JoAnn was united in marriage to John Wigglesworth, who preceded her in death in 2013.
JoAnn grew up in Sedalia, Missouri. Upon high school graduation she began her working career in Kansas City, MO and then moved to Long Beach, CA to be near family. In 1967 she began preparing for a career in Foreign Service through the Federal Government. She worked in Bangkok, Thailand and Vienna, Austria before returning to Florida. JoAnn loved to travel. She visited several European countries, and delighted in planning her next trip. She and her husband, John, moved to the Washington DC area to be near family. In 2007 she moved to Missouri to live with her sister and brother in-law. The last four years she resided at The Arbors in Marshall, MO.
JoAnn is survived by two sisters, Sandra D. Powell (Gary) of Houstonia, MO and Sharon E. Greer (JR) of Marshall Junction, MO. She leaves behind several nephews, one niece and several great nephews and nieces.
Besides her husband, John, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Alligaier.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Highland Sacred Gardens, Sedalia, MO with the Rev. Roberta Karchner officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Sedalia Animal Shelter in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.