SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — Joette Lindsten Carmona went home to heaven on Dec. 17, 2010. She was ready to see her saviour, Jesus, and her best friend, her mother, Velma. Joette was born Sept. 22, 1950 in Goodland, to John W. and Velma E. (Peter) Lindsten with St. Francis as her childhood home. Three years later, to Joette’s delight, her twin sisters, Joyce and Janice, were born. On May 23, 1970, Joette married David Yahne in Great Bend, and to this union were born her beloved daughters, Gretta Beth and Abby Beth. On July 4, 2009, Joette married John Carmona in San Antonio, Texas.
Joette was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She cherished her family and friends. Her grandchildren, Brody, Gavin, Jaydon, Isaac, and Caysha were her precious blessings. Joette was passionate about photography, collecting antiques, and writing in her unique penmanship. She was an animal lover and rescuer. She loved to laugh and make others laugh as well. As a last act of kindness, she became an organ donor. Although Joette is no longer here, she will always be in our hearts.
Those greatly missing her are, her husband, John Carmona of San Antonio, Texas; her daughter, Gretta Beth Johnson (Michael), twin grandsons, Brody and Gavin, and grandaughter, Caysha of San Antonio, Texas; her daughter, Abby Beth Williams (Josh), grandsons, Jaydon and Isaac of Hays; her sister, Joyce Proctor (Kent) of Broken Arrow, Okla,, nephew, John Rexroat (Keri) sons, Johnny, Joe, and James of Republic, Mo., niece, Sarah Rexroat of Manhattan, N.Y.; her sister, Janice (Jan) Owen (Michael) of Hutchinson, nephew, Weston Owen of Eudora; and many other relatives and friends. Joette was preceded in death by her father and mother, John and Velma Lindsten.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010 in celebration of Joette’s life. Cremation was chosen.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 27, 2011*