In Loving Memory…

Joann Curtis

Elouise Joann Curtis, 82, of Sedalia, formerly of La Monte, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center in Sedalia, MO.

She was born on March 22, 1936 in Malta Bend, MO, the daughter of William and Lydia (Traugott) Haase.

On April 13, 1952 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sedalia, she was united in marriage to Paul Hubert Curtis, who preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 1987.

Joann was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sedalia, she worked at Smith-Cotton High School from 1976 to 1988 as a janitor.  She also was very active in her church with many activities.  She was a Den Mother for Scouts, loved picking up walnuts and picking them out.  Joann enjoyed cooking from scratch for the family and being a family caregiver.

Survivors include four sons, Michael Curtis (Chris) of Unionville, MO, David Curtis (Renee) of La Monte, MO, Robert Curtis of Green Ridge, MO, Mark Curtis (Teri) of Green Ridge, MO; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to both parents and her husband she was preceded in death by a grandson, Timothy Curtis; two brothers, Leonard Haase, James Haase and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sedalia, with Pastor Tessone and Pastor Hoehne officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

Burial will be in the La Monte Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brian Curtis, Troy Curtis, Cody Curtis, Chad Curtis, Steven Curtis and Stacy Curtis.

Honorary Bearers will be Eric Schneider, Amy Schneider, Trisha Curtis, Kim Lewis, April Curtis, Scott & Cindy Birdwell, Jim Binder and Betty Brandt.

Memorial contributions can be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church for the Radio Ministry or Crossroads Hospice.


  1. I was so saddened when Tyler told me of Joann’s death. Mike, David, Robert, Mark and families, my deepest sympathy to all of you! I have many happy memories of Joann and family get-togethers that I will cherish. God bless all of you—you are in my thoughts and prayers. 🌺

  2. Mark Deininger

    Robert, Mark, David and Mike, so sorry to hear about your moms passing. My prayers are with all of you.

  3. Nancy Faaborg

    I am so sorry for the loss of JoAnn. She was a great lady, and I’m blessed to have known her. I know you all have the faith that she is with our Savior and will suffer no longer. What a great comfort! God’s blessings to all her family.

  4. Dorothy Schroder

    My condolences to your entire family at this difficult time.

  5. Harry M Hoover

    May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow and loss.

  6. Cheryl & George Sweigart

    We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that you all find comfort in knowing she is at peace. God Bless!

  7. Mike,David,Robert and Mark, I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our mom and your mom and all of us kids had lots of summer fun together when we were growing up.

  8. Van and Denise Swearingin

    So sorry to hear about your moms passing your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Kim, Marty, and Mallory Graves

    Kim and I had the privilege of working with Joann at Smith-Cotton High School. We are thinking of the entire Curtis family who knew her and loved her.

  10. Joanne was a wonderful person. She did her job better than anyone else. I knew if she was cleaning my office it would be spic and span clean. So sorry for your loss. My sympathies to the family.

  11. Jerry and Carol Robertson

    To the whole Curtis clan, Jerry and I send our deepest sympathy. Joanne was a lovely woman who was a blessing to all who knew her.

  12. So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed seeing Joann while visiting with my precious Howard. Also loved visiting with your family and looked forward to Mike’s candy. she will be missed, I know she is now in peace with our Savior.

  13. Mary (Hand) Knifong

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, Robert and Mark. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  14. Ronald K. Vansell

    My Condolences to the Curtis family on the passing of your Mother ,May God grant you peace in this troubling time!

  15. Jack and Diane Stevens

    Super nice lady. So sorry.

  16. We are praying for all Joann’s family. As God’s children, you have been blessed to know her as mom, grandma, and aunt. You have many special memories that will stay with you. As believers in Christ, you will one day see Joann again. May God comfort you all by His Word and love.

  17. My deepest sympathy to the Curtis family. Prayers for peace & comfort in this difficult time. God’s blessings for you all.


    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with Mark and the rest of the Curtis family.

  19. Jamie and Pat Royeton

    Very sorry to hear about the passing of you’re mother. If there is any assistance we can provide, please call. Mark, you and your whole family will be in our prayers as well.

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