LACROSSE — Joanne Darlene Prusia Mohr, born March 21, 1941, went to sleep in Jesus Nov. 20, 2018.
A lifelong farm wife, she is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Roger Mohr; brother Charles Prusia; sons, Randy and Scot Mohr; daughters-in-law Tracie and Lanette Mohr; grandsons (and wives), Josh and Lexi Clayton, Nick and Marcie Mohr, Trevor and Taylor Mohr, Bruce Bolin and Josh Bolin; granddaughter Stephanie Bolin; great grandchildren, Parker, Selah, Marcos and Benjamin Clayton, Nora and Max Mohr and Ronlee and Ben Bolin. Her parents, Clayton and Darlene Prusia proceeded her in death after living 95 years each.
Services will be held for Joanne in La Crosse, Kan. at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the La Crosse Seventh-day Adventist Church. A Memorial Service will be held in College Place, Wash. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at ll a.m. at the College Place Village SDA Church. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Church School at the La Crosse, Kan. SDA Church or Gospel Outreach (PO Box 8, College Place, WA 99324, 509-525-2951) in lieu of flowers.
Growing up on a farm in College Place Washington, Joanne met Roger in church at Walla Walla College and the two felt the “mythical love at first sight” and married eight months later on May 15, 1960. After getting married before she graduated, she finally fulfilled her dream of graduation from Barton County Community College in 1994. She was a volunteer EMT II with the Otis Ambulance Service for 24 years and worked in the Rush County Clerk’s office for 5 years.
Joanne was a sincere follower and lover of Jesus, which empowered her to be a consummate lover of people. Her entire life was characterized by selfless acts of service, many of which were directed at her aforementioned family who will be forever blessed. Everyone who witnessed Joanne felt the imprint of virtues such as sincere kindness, assuming the best in others, and unblemished faithfulness and fidelity. She was often the first to prepare a meal for those who were in need or to stop and pray with those were hurting, including many total strangers. Her sympathy and empathy will be missed by all who knew her.
Joanne’s family would like to make a special heartfelt Thank You to the incredible staff at Wesley Medical Center’s Neurocritical Care Unit, in Wichita, who were amazing both professionally and personally while caring for Joanne and to the selfless neighborhood of farmers who came together to complete harvest on the family farm while she was in the hospital. It is during times like these that we realize that, in spite of what we hear on the news, there are many wonderful caring individuals around us every day.
Joanne, we will miss you so very much but look forward to that day when we can all be together again in God’s glory.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 27, 2018