JoAnn (Jones) Widmer (1941 - 2017)

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JoAnn Jones Widmer, 76, wife of 47 years to Bill G. Widmer, passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at the Frankfort Care & Rehab Center in Frankfort. Born January 13, 1941 in Anderson County, JoAnn was the daughter of the late Seth C. "Doc" Jones, Sr. and Hazel Foster Jones.
A homemaker, JoAnn was a wonderful mother to her two daughters and served as a foster mother for 29 years. She opened the first child daycare center in Lawrenceburg and was a member of the Sand Spring Baptist Church.
Along with her husband, JoAnn is survived by her two daughters, Sara Widmer of Lawrenceburg and Amy Widmer of Harrodsburg; a sister-in-law Diane Jones; a niece and three nephews. Including her parents she was also preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Cook and a brother, Seth Conway Jones, Jr.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 19, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home. Bro. Ellery Milburn officiated the service. Burial will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Jessamine County. Visitation was Monday.
Memorials are suggested to the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, 126 South Main St., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
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Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home
701 N Main St PO Box 730
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
(502) 839-5151
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Published in The Anderson News on Sept. 22, 2017