Janna Michaela McQueen

09/12/1967 – 11/16/2018

Obituary for Janna Michaela McQueen

Janna Michaela McQueen, 51, of Sedalia, Sedalia passed away November 16, 2018 in Sedalia. She was born on September 12, 1967 in Sedalia, the daughter of James and Sharon (Mathews) Sawford, who reside in Otterville, MO.

On November 20, 1987 in Jefferson City, MO she was united in marriage to Ricky Dean McQueen, who resides in the home.

Janna was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Sedalia. She worked for The Bank of Otterville as a teller. She enjoyed raising chickens and caring for her many pets. She loved baking bread, sewing, and learning how to make homemade soap, detergents and other things. Her passion was spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, survivors include her two daughters, Carrie Brown (Nathaniel) of Smithton, MO and Brittany McQueen of Sedalia; three brothers, Thomas Sawford (Ranell), Jason Sawford (Danielle), and Zachary Sawford (Jessica) all of Smithton; two sisters, Tamara Lemons of Sedalia, and Courtney Staus (Chad) of Smithton; three grandchildren, Ava, Finley, and Jonathan Brown; and multiple animal grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Raymond and Willardine Mathews; paternal grandparents, William and Blanche Sawford; and a niece, Sarah Sawford Lemons.

A celebration of life gathering of family and friends will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Rea Funeral Chapel.

A private graveside service and burial will be at Smithton Cemetery with Pastor Jeremy Freeman officiating.

Urn bearers will be her brothers, Thomas, Jason, and Zachary Sawford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sedalia Animal Shelter in care of the funeral chapel.

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Mac & Virginia, I am so sorry for the loss that your family has suffered. I never met Janna but I am sure she was beautiful person inside and out. I know her family will miss her terribly and may God wrap his arms around all of you and give your comfort during this difficult time.
– Susan Parker
The heavens are singing and gained an angel. Our hearts are with you and our prayers are being sent up. May god wrap his arms around all of you.
– Shelly Aggeler
To the McQueen/Sawford families, you have my deepest Sympathy. I never really knew her till she worked at the bank. She always had a smile and was very helpful. Will miss her at the bank.
– Helen Seifert
We are saddened by your loss of Janna. Our thoughts and prayers are with you that God will give you peace and surround you with love. She has touched all of our lives with her smile! Harlan and Julie Crawford
– Julie Crawford
We are very sorry for the loss to you and your family. May you all find peace over time. Scott,Renee,Christopher and Raelynn.
– Scott Moore
My sincere condolences to the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Laura Ficken Drexler
– Laura Drexler
My sincere condolences to all the Sawford and McQueen family/friends. Janna had the most beautiful smile. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Hugs, Debra Campbell, Lynchburg, Va.
– Debra Campbell
Mom and I express our deepest sympathy. We will miss her at the bank…Charles Beck and Wanda Smith
– Charles Beck
My heartfelt sympathies to the McQueen/Swaford families and friends. May wonderful memories of Janna envelop you during this difficult time.
– Kay Kramer-Bowen
Lifting you all up in prayer as you mourn the passing of Janna. Our hearts grieve with you. The Sarver family
– Michelle Sarver
My wife and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We knew Janna first when she worked at U.S. Bank in Sedalia, and later at The Bank of Otterville. She was always a pleasure to do business with. We will miss her presence and her smile.
– Phillip Gerlt
So sorry for your loss loved that girl
– kenneth clemons
Thoughts and prayers for comfort, So very sorry for your loss.
– Paul Bergman
We are so very sorry for your loss. Her beautiful face and smile will be so missed. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you and help you through this difficult time. Bill and Donna Smith
– Donna Smith
We extend our deepest sympathies to all of Janna’s relatives. We are so sorry for your loss.
– Mary Beatty
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will so miss her, her smile and her never ending patients with me and my million questions. May you rest in peace my friend.
– Susanne Mathews
Sorry to hear about Janna.I worked with her at Brookings park in the 80s.she was a sweet person always had a smile on her face.residents loved her.I will remember her always.God bless each of you
– Debi Fann (Hall)
So very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort at this time.
– Susan Lamb
I will miss her smiling face at the bank. Rest in peace my friend.
– Jill Oser
It is with our deepest sympathies …..thoughts and prayers for the McQueen and Sawford families….Ron and Sandy Otten
– Ron Sandy Otten
We are so sorry for your loss. Sending many thoughts and prayers. Chris & Lynn Payne
– Chris Lynn Payne
Janna’s smile and positivity will be so missed. So so sorry for your loss.
– Judy Bailey
Very sorry for your loss. Condolences to all of the family and friends. Kim and Stuart Braverman
– Kim Braverman

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