Joanne Mary Meiners, nee Charron, 69, St. Clair, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at her home.|
Mrs. Meiners, daughter of the late Camille Charron and wife Antonia, nee DeMartino, was born Jan. 15, 1943, in Fitchburg, Mass.
In July 1960 she was married to her first husband Ronald A. Cormier in Fitchburg, Mass. On Sept. 15, 1984, she was united in marriage to Leonard Meiners in Normandy, Mo.
Mrs. Meiners owned and operated Alterations by Joanne, St. Charles, for 15 years and in St. Clair for 10 years, but dedicated a lifetime to the profession.
She was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella in St. Clair and Massachusetts state.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald A. Cormier; her parents, Camille and Antonia Charron; one brother, Paul Charron; one grandchild, Christopher Cormier; and one step-grandchild, Kristen Schwab.
Mrs. Meiners is survived by her husband, Leonard Meiners, St. Clair; one son, Kenneth Cormier and wife Sherri, Troy; two daughters, Debra Meiners and husband Stephen, St. Clair, and Cheryl Martin and husband Mitchell, St. Charles; five stepchildren, Linda Hutton and husband Daniel, Teresa Linek and husband Bill, Stephen Meiners and wife Debra, St. Clair, Lisa Schwab and husband Jack, St. Charles, and Paul Meiners and wife Carolyn, Columbia; five grandchildren, Nicole Ruiz, Phillip Collins, Marie Cormier, Taylor Cormier and Brandin Cormier; 15 step-grandchildren, Daniel Hutton Jr., Christopher Hutton, Katie Hutton, Alexandria Linek, Jacob Linek, Matthew Schwab, Andrew Schwab, Nick Schwab, Ben Meiners, Joel Meiners, Grace Meiners, Beth Meiners, Michaela Meiners, Stephen Meiners Jr. and Bridgette Todisman-Gerrein; two great-grandchildren, Camilla Ruiz and Sofia Ruiz; six step-great-grandchildren, Keith Meiners, Ariel McQueen, Royal Todisman, Mary Rose Todisman, Ellie Hutton and Chris Hutton; other relatives and many friends.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Clare Catholic Church, St. Clair, with Father Bob Knight officiating.
To send condolences to the family visit www.midlawn.com.
Memorial donations to St. Clare Catholic Church, St. Clair, are preferred.
The family is being served by Midlawn Funeral Home, Union.
Published in The Missourian on Nov. 28, 2012