SAVANNAH, Mo. - JoAnn Ashworth, 82, Savannah, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at LaVerna Village, surrounded by her loving family.

JoAnn was born on March 26, 1937, in St. Joseph, to the late Frederick and Eva (Groshong) Morrison.

She was a graduate of Rosendale High School.

Mrs. Ashworth was a devoted mother, and wife and worked on the family farm. In addition to that, she also worked at Lowe's and H.D. Lee for many years.

JoAnn loved gardening, baking and sewing, but above all was the love of her family.

JoAnn married Kenneth Ashworth, on Oct. 16, 1956.

He preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by: two sons, Marvin and Jeff Ashworth; and siblings: Betty, Erma, Dale, Eula May and Rex.

JoAnn is survived by: her children, Laurie Testerman (Jeff), Susan Grider (Mark) and Rodney Ashworth (Caitlin); grandchildren: Anthony, Ronald, Brittany, Nathan, Megan, Kelsey, Jeffrey and Janalee; great-grandchildren, Brynlee and Kendall; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel.

Interment: Savannah Cemetery.

Visitation: will be held after 10 a.m. Friday, at our chapel, where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The family would like to thank the staff of LaVerna Village and AseraCare Hospice, for their devotion and love of mom's care.

Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Association. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.