December 23, 1941 ~ May 13, 2006

Ms. JoAnn Francis Lore, of Irondale, originally of Weingarten, MO., went to sleep for the last time on Earth on May 13, 2006, to awake at home with her parents, the late John & Hazel (Hardy) Lore, in Heaven.

JoAnn was born Dec. 23, 1941, at her family home in Weingarten. She was a retiree of the Missouri Mental & Correctional Systems, where she worked as an LPN. JoAnn was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin & friend.

She was married to the late Ervin (Sonny) Meyer, with whom she had 2 sons: Ken (& Sheri) Meyer, of Sherwood, AR and Tom (& Dianna) Meyer, of Coffman, MO. She was later married to Wendell "Wink" Rickus and had 2 more children: Ann (Mrs. Todd) Carlyon, of Irondale, MO. and Rick (& Sarah) Rickus, of Farmington. She was also the extremely proud Grandmother of 10 Grandchildren: Christopher & Bradley Meyer, of Sherwood, AR; Amanda Meyer, of Columbia, MO; Ashley Meyer, of Coffman; MO; Alyssa Carlyon, of Farmington; Racheal & Caleb Carlyon, of Irondale; Victoria & Allison Rickus, of Farmington; and Cody Smith, of Annapolis, MO.

JoAnn was the youngest of 8 children: Hilda (the late Lawrence) Graham, of Corning, CA; Gloria (Mrs. Troy) Kennedy, of Farmington; Bob "Dale" (& Penny) Barnes, of Naperville, IL; Betty (the late Andy) Couch, of Sherwood, AR; Janet (the late Harold "Tubby") Owens, of Farmington; Joan (& Jim) Lane, of Farmington; and her twin, Judy Meyer, of Ste. Genevieve, MO. She will also be sadly missed by several Special Nieces; Nephews; Cousins & friends with whom she shared many memories.

Visitation: Tuesday, 5-9 pm. Visitation resumes, Wednesday, 7:00 a.m.

Funeral: Wednesday, 10 am, May 17, 2006,

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, Farmington, with Austin Giffin officiating.

Interment: Genevieve Baptist Cemetery, Ste. Genevieve County, MO.

Memorials: St. Louis Children's Hospital, in honor of Allison Rickus.

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  1. Ken, Sheri, Christopher and Bradley – my heart goes out to you and I'm here for you. Love, Mamma

  2. Ken, We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family and you will all be in our prayers. Love, Jackie, DeWayne, and the boys

  3. Dear family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I met her a couple of times, and judging by what type of sons she had, I know she was a fantastic person and mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. God Bless each of you. Robert Brown

  4. Ken, I am Deeply saden by your loss but I know that yuor MOTHER raised a GREAT young man in you and even though we joke and kid around alot it makes things alot easier alot of times when we can not talk about what we really want to talk about. Just remember this Ken you will always have a friend in me and your Dear Mom will be looking down from Heaven upon you with a shining light for she knows you where always there for her so she will be watch over you from the HEAVENS ABOVE. If you need anything Please let me know. Your friend Always Sincerely , Ronald Breland

  5. There is never an easy time to lose your Mother, in her memory stay close to each other, love each other and tell your children wonderful stories and share memories of her often. I will always have fond memories also of Aunt Jo Ann, and the two little freckled faces boys that she brought into this family. Your cousin Cindy

  6. To my family,Ann,Rick,Tom,and Kenny and all of your families,I'm sorry that I could not attend any of the services. I just want you all to know that you are in my prayers and the Aunt Joann is in a better place than we are. I know that she is at peace and proud of each you. Stay strong for each other and remember,"A family that prays together,stays together" We love you all, Anthony, Debbie, AJ, and Justin

  7. May God bless you and comfort you during this time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  8. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family and friends. Please remember that you are always in our thoughts and prayers, especially at this time.

  9. Ann: Please accept my sympathy in the loss of your Mother. May the love of your family and friends comfort you in your time of sorrow. Please let me know if there is ANYTHING at all I can do. Do not hesitate to call for any reason. With Love & Prayers, Shannon & family

  10. Ken, Just want you to know that my family and I are praying for you through out this time. Daniel & Becky

  11. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. We love you.

  12. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow, just remember all the good times, and enjoy everyone too the fullest each day here on earth.

  13. Ken Meyer and family, I'm so sorry for you loss and if there is anything I can do to help you through this time, don't hesitate to contact me.

  14. Ken, Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out for you and your family in this time of loss. Mike and Trisha Vidrine

  15. Ken, just remember your loss is Heavens gain. I am thinking about you and your family Ken. I know it is hard, but God knows best. He will help you through this. I just want you to know that your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers all go out to your family. May God give you comfort and peace during this time of loss. From, Scott and Desha McCluskey and team

  17. All my prayers & sympathy go out to the family & friends. May you find comfort in the memories of your lost loved one. And may the LORD bless your family and fill your HEART with the HOLY SPIRIT. May each new day be less painful than the one before, through comfort from your family & friends. This is a blessed family for your lost loved one is in HEAVEN, smiling down upon you. Speaking to you through your tears of pain & sorrow, telling you do not weep for me I am in a better place now. Here with my Lord and Savior.

  18. Meyer's Family, We share in the sorrow, for the loss of your Mother/Grandmother. We know that this is a celebration of freedom for a life well lived, and an addition to God's Kingdom. If your life reflects the morals and values that she instilled into you… She must have been a truely amazing woman. We love you all – Chris Whitney and Alyssa "McCluskey LTD Team"

  19. Ken, Tom, Ann and Rick Please accept our deepest sympathy! Your mother was wonderful lady who will be sadly missed. Looking at the photos of each of you and your families it is clear to me that you all gave her great pride and that is the greatest gift a child can give a parent. God Bless Moe

  20. She was very precious. We will miss her greatly. I wish I could be there with all of you. I love you all.

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