Joanna would like everyone to know that she has joined her late husband, Mr. Robert E. O’Neal along with passed loved ones that she has missed dearly.

Joanna passed peacefully at Union Hospital’s Hospice ward of Terre Haute, Indiana on February 15, 2023.

She was born late afternoon on December 29, 1963 to her parents Ms. Mary Lois (Dunigan) Sexton and Donald E. Keller; as their 6th blessing.

Joanna is survived by her only child, Ms. Misty Dawn Holcomb (Wasilla, AK) and only grandchild Miss Elley Dawn Lane (Wasilla, AK) & Jim Meehan (Palmer, AK).  Along with many siblings:  Donovan (Regina) Keller (Lyons, IN), Duane (Theresa) Keller, Jasonville, IN), Suetta Michelle (Ed) Rush (Jasonville, IN), Jeff (Amy) Keller (Tatum, Tx), Jerry (Jeannette) Keller (Jasonville, IN), Ms. Angela Dean (Brazil, IN), and Step Sibling Wayne Sexton (Butte, AK).  As you can imagine with that many siblings, there are many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, along with great-great nieces and nephews.

When Joanna clasped Bob’s hand and danced away that beautiful February day, she joined Jewell & Anna Keller, Birthal & Pauline Dunigan (Grandparents), beloved Aunt Ms. Judy Ann Dunigan, Stepfathers Otto Byars & Allen Sexton as well as many more of our dearly departed in heaven.

As many will miss how her eccentric ways and kind smile could light up the darkest day, she was the first to offer a hand to anyone in need of advice or help.  She was wife, mother, sister & friend to many in this world.

She will be forever mourned by many, yet remembered for her love of music, fabulous dance moves, delicious meals (she was an amazing cook/baker), artist of many crafts, fisherwoman, outdoors enthusiast & bingo babe.  She was an incredible woman who loved large, and to those she loved she loved completely.

Funeral services will be held at Cox Funeral Home in Jasonville, Indiana on Saturday February 25, 2023 from 2-4pm.

Alaska services will be arranged at a later date upon the arrival of her remains, so they may be placed in her garden among her cherished Irises with the best view of her beloved mountains.

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