Farming Rural 08

Joanne E. Neumann

February 16, 1934 ~ March 3, 2020 (age 86)


Joanne E. Neumann, 86, of Washington, IL passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Snyder Village in Metamora, IL. She was born on February 16, 1934 in Roanoke, Illinois to Raymond G. and Elizabeth (Klaus) Herbst. On May 22, 1955 she married Harold R. Neumann who passed away on February 12, 2009.

Surviving are her four children Laurie (Roger) Nafziger of Goshen, IN, Mark (Gail Schrock) Neumann of Metamora, Lisa (Bryan) Heinz of Goshen, IN, and Kurt (Cheryl Smith) Neumann of Metamora; ten grandchildren Kate (Will) Leichty, Bethany (Greg) Perrin, Justin (Hannah) Heinzekehr, Christopher (Elizabeth) Neumann, Aaron (Kendra) Nafziger, Erica (Troy) Davidhizar, Michael (Elizabeth) Neumann, Matthew (Twila Albrecht) Nafziger, Caleb Neumann, and Cade Neumann; ten great-grandchildren Riley, Parker, Ellie, Conrad, Jo, Harper, Ada, Luke, Lily and Jack; and three siblings Bert (Bob) Klings, Ed Herbst, and Karen Smith. Preceding her in death were her parents and brother George Herbst.

Joanne fully participated in the life and work of the family farm in Illinois. She loved volunteering at the MCC Et Cetera Thrift Shop in Eureka and took special pride in managing its Christmas shop. She was a member of Metamora Mennonite Church where she most recently served as treasurer. She was always happy to play games with friends and family both.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Metamora Mennonite Church with a meal and time to visit afterwards. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be given to Metamora Mennonite Church, 1393 Mennonite Road, Metamora, IL 61548. Online condolences at


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Memorial Service
March 7, 2020

12:00 PM
Metamora Mennonite Church
1393 Mennonite Road
Metamora, IL 61548

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