JoAnn L Murray

JoAnn L Murray, of Marshalltown, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown.

Memorial services for JoAnn will be held on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, at Faith Church 504 N. 2nd St. Marshalltown, visitation 10:00 service at 11:00am. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for JoAnn and her family.

JoAnn Anderson was born in Williams, Iowa on May 19, 1933 to Hans “Fred” Anderson and Cecelia Franklin Anderson. She lived most her life in Marshalltown and graduated in 1951. On May 11, 1957, JoAnn was united in marriage to Jack “LeRoy” Nicholson and had two daughters together: Vickie and Debbie. She was later married to Robert Murray who passed in 1977. JoAnn worked at Marshalltown Manufacturing Co. for 26 years and was very active in the Local 893 UAW, Hellberg’s Jewelers and Ben Franklin. She also was a member of First United Methodist Church of Marshalltown

JoAnn is survived by her children: Vickie Jo (Rick) Jackson and Debbie (Roque) Pinheiro. Grandchildren: Jeremy (Andrea) Lynch, Blake (Jen) Brady, Brooke Brady, Roque Pinheiro and Cody Pinheiro. Great granddaughters: Jordyn Lynch, Jenika Lynch, Dallas Lynch, Bailey Brady and one great grandson: Jackson Brady. She is also survived by her siblings: David (Sherry) Anderson, Donna (Larry) Loney, Deb (Jim) Worrall, Sharon Manley and Janice Anderson, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

JoAnn is preceded in death by her husband Robert “Bob” Murray, parents Hans and Cecelia Anderson, brothers: John Anderson, Ed Anderson and Fred Anderson and sisters: Barb Dighton, Mary Jensen, Betty Hill and Dianna Floyd.