Joanna Sue Krebaum

Joanna Sue Krebaum (1917-2019)

Springfield – Joanna Sue Krebaum, 101, of Springfield, died on April 11 at Regency Nursing Home.  She was born on October 11, 1917 in Virden, IL.

Joanna was a church organist for over 30 years and loved teaching children in Sunday School.  In Miami she was employed by Pan American Airlines directing planes on landing and takeoff. She greatly enjoyed her time living in Florida.  In Springfield she was employed by Franklin LifeInsurance Company.  She was the last member of her graduating class from Virden High School in 1935 and was also a lifetime member of the Macoupin County Historical Society.

She is survived by the following cousins: Jim and Shirlee Krebaum of Morris, Illinois, Jay Krebaum of Morris, Illinois, Timothy and Michelle Krebaum and her namesake, Elouise Joanna Krebaum of Sacramento, California, Robert and Jane Krebaum of Orchard Lake, Michigan, Bruce and Gail Billingsley of Plainwell, Michigan, Tony and Angela Fatato of Kalamazoo, Michigan and Justin and Jennifer Riley of Plainwell, Michigan, and many friends and neighbors.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, April 16 at 11:00 a.m. at the Virden Cemetery.  Rev. John Huxtable officiating. Pallbearers: Jay Krebaum, Tim Krebaum, Michael Springer, Steve Voyles George Rishel and Nathan Jones. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.

2 thoughts on “Joanna Sue Krebaum

  1. Joanna was a special patient of mine. She always had a smile on her face and a story to tell. She always made my day when she would come in. She will hold a special place in my heart. The lord has gained another angel. I will think of her daily. I know she is in a better place and pain free. I will miss her smile and seeing her. RIP my sweet lady.

  2. Joanna was a dear friend of my mother’s. The class of ‘35 certainly had women of character, strength, forward thinkers. Makes me smile to think of those young girls all together again.

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