Obituary: JoAnna Thomas

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JoAnna Thomas, 73, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019, at her residence in Conway Springs.
JoAnna was born July 25, 1945, at Cedar Falls, Iowa, to George and Ruth (Williamson) Atchison. She spent her early childhood in Iowa before moving with her family to San Bernardino County, Calif., at the age of 10. She attended school in Fontana, Calif., and graduated from high school in 1963.
JoAnna later married David Kopack on Oct. 15, 1993, at Dayton, Nev. They moved to Conway Springs in 1995. David died Oct. 6, 1997.
JoAnna married John A. Thomas on March 9, 1998, in Conway Springs, and the couple made their home at 504 S. Cranmer.
JoAnna was preceded in death by her father, George Atchison, and two brothers, George and John Atchison.
She is survived by her husband, John Thomas; one daughter, Jennifer Halverstadt and husband Curt of Hacienda Heights, Calif.; two sons, Bill Gobble and wife Trish of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jamie Cypher and wife Linda of Inglewood, Calif.; her mother, Ruth Atchison of Hesperia, Calif.; one sister, Sheila Butchko of Green Valley, Calif.; three grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.
Cremation has been effected.
A memorial graveside will be held at a later date with inurnment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Conway Springs. Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences and guest book are available at