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JoAnn Chenoweth

   JoAnn May Chenoweth, 88, of Lynn, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

   She was born JoAnn May Ihlstrom on April 2, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Erik E. and May Katherine Parent Ihlstrom. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1948, during which time she was a member of Jack Kurkowski’s Xylophone Band. She attended Indiana University, where she majored in political science. While at IU, she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, serving as chapter president her senior year before graduating in 1952.

   She and Frank Chenoweth were married on May 3, 1952. They were blessed with three children and 63 years of marriage before his death on November 25, 2015. She worked briefly for an insurance company in Indianapolis before leaving to assist her husband in the operation of the family business, Chenoweth’s Store in Lynn.

   Mrs. Chenoweth was a faithful member of Lynn Friends Church, where she was a long-time Sunday School teacher. She was a former Gray Lady volunteer at Reid Health and was a benefactor to many local and national humane animal organizations. She enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and family and was a tireless caregiver to her husband.

   Mrs. Chenoweth's family wishes to thank her caregivers at Friends Fellowship Community for their treatment of her while in their care, as well as her caregivers from AseraCare Hospice.

   Mrs. Chenoweth will be missed by her daughters, Catherine Stevenson and her husband Philip; and Barbara Chenoweth Allen and her husband, Richard; son, James F. Chenoweth; grandchildren, Sean Stevenson and his wife, Tierney, Sara Stevenson, Cooper Allen, Kenzi Chenoweth and Sophi Chenoweth; great-granddaughters, Arianna Stevenson and Everly Stevenson; and her faithful canine companion, Misty. 

   Preceding her in death were her parents, husband and brother, Jack Ihlstrom.

   The family will observe private services at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home in Fountain City prior to interment in Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.

   Memorial contributions are encouraged for Help The Animals, 2101 West Main Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374; Animal Care Alliance, 1353 Abington Pike, Richmond, Indiana 47374 or Second Chance Animal Rescue of Richmond, Inc., 2905 US 35 North, Richmond, IN 47374.


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So sorry for your family loss know my thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Gretchen Smith Dec 26 2018 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear of your Mom's passing...Always enjoyed seeing her and your Dad at their store in Lynn.
Rachelle& James Magee

Rachelle Dec 20 2018 12:00 AM

To all the family: I am very sorry for your loss of JoAnn. She was such a sweet and giving person with a heart of gold....and a love for dogs. I know she will be missed immensely by anyone that had the privilege of knowing her. I was privileged to not only know her..but to be a caregiver to Frank for a few years. Heaven has gained a special angel. God bless you all..and may you find comfort, strength and peace in the days ahead. Tracie Ridgeway of Lynn

Tracie Dec 18 2018 12:00 AM

A Spring's Bounty Basket was ordered on December 18, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Dec 18 2018 12:00 AM

I will never forget you. Your kind heart, sweet soul, and serving spirit never when unnoticed. I will always remember you wanting to offer me cookies every time I came into your room and always told me to take them whenever I wanted to, and walking you around the unit because you wanted so badly to offer every resident a cookie. It was a pleasure to have known you at FFC, and being able to be there with you in your final days before your eternal rest. Im never going to forget that moment during those final days when you opened your eyes at me and grinned a big smile because i was there. Rest In Peace, love

Cody M. Jennings, Friends Fellowship Community Dec 17 2018 12:00 AM