Condolence & Memory Journal

Can't believe it's been a year. She was a great gal and coworker.

Posted by Joyce Mitchell - Centerville, IA - Coworker   November 27, 2016

Sorry to hear of JoElla's passing. Our Moms were first cousins. My mother was Eleanor Lowe Stuart and lived in Centerville. I remember visiting Elaine and family in Brazil for family dinners. My mom and dad and I went to visit JoElla when Jerry was born and I got to hold him. I'm sorry JoElla and I lost touch over the years, but I will always remember her long blonde hair and her braids. You have my sympathy, I know you will miss her.
Orvella Stuart Wright

Posted by Orvella Wright - Jefferson City, MO - Second Cousin   December 01, 2015

Our love and prayers to JoElla's family.
Larry and Janice DeVore Gatrel

Posted by Larry and Janice DeVore Gatrel - Carroll, IA - cousin   December 01, 2015


She was a very nice lady and will be greatly missed. Our condolences to the family.
From the Ewing Family. Matthew, Margery, and Marilyn

Posted by Margery Davison - Centerville, IA - friend   December 01, 2015

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I wish I could be there for you guys.

Posted by Tina Vosberg (Hopkins Talbert) - Pocahontas   November 30, 2015


Grandma Jo was just that Grandma. Didn't matter that I wasn't blood related to her I was her granddaughter and she treated me as such. I was always welcome at her house(so long as I didn't swipe her Pepsi) and she was never afraid of telling me when I was being stupid or needed my butt kicked. Often telling me how she'd tell my mother on me the next day at work knowing my mom would tell her to whip me if she needed to. She was and amazing woman with lots of love for her family. She will be greatly missed. She welcomed me into her family with open arms and I know she was welcomed in heaven the same way. I love you grandma Jo! R.I.P.

Posted by Mae Keel - Centerville, IA - Jessica's best friend   November 30, 2015



Posted by CHRISSY SCHAEFER - HERMITAGE, MO - FRIENDS   November 30, 2015

I'm sorry for your loss Kim. My condolences to you and your family. I recently lost my step-dad (Larry) so I know hard it is. Hope you are doing good.

Posted by amber wright jones - centerville, IA - friend   November 30, 2015

Im so very sorry for your loss. The loss runs so very deep. I pray that God is able to guide your grief journey as you travel the hard road ahead. With Him, all things are possible. I wont say its easy, bcs it isnt. Its a hard long journey. Meanwhile keep her memory alive in your hearts and minds, bcs thats where she lives. God Bless you and the family! Sincerely,
Tammy Neff (Wages)

Posted by Tammy Neff - Fairfield, IA - ex husband LaVern Wage daughter   November 30, 2015

Our thoughts go out to you at this time. May the comfort of peace and hope embrace you and your family.

Posted by Bobby and Sheryl [Zeck] Faizy and Tarah and Karen Zeck - Knoxville - Elaine & our grandma 1st cousins   November 30, 2015

She showed me how to walk the tracks from Mystic to Brazil. So many memories. So very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Patricia Watts Peck - Milan, IL - cousin   November 29, 2015

Daughter of my mother's cousin Elaine her passing brings a sad heart remembering her birth and childhood that brought such joy to her parents and family. We convey our sincere sympathy to JoElla's children and their families.

Posted by Howard L & Betty J DeVore - Eugene, OR - Cousin   November 29, 2015

I'm so sorry to hear of JoElla's passing. She was a good friend and Coworker. We had good times together at work. She will be missed.

Posted by Becky cooprider - Centerville, IA - Friend   November 29, 2015

Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness. You're in our thoughts, our hearts, and our prayers.

Posted by Mark and Thelma Smothers    November 29, 2015

Was a great lady and friend. Not sure which factory maybe mcgraw edition edition.sorry for your loss.

Posted by joyce mitchell - Centerville, IA - co worker friend   November 29, 2015


Prayers to the family.

Posted by nellie thomas - Centerville, IA - friend   November 28, 2015


My thoughts and prayers to JoElla's family.

Posted by Michelle Estlack - Kearney, MO - Former coworkers at Curwood   November 28, 2015

So very sorry to hear of JoEllas passing. Prayers for all.

Posted by Tony & Wendy Argenta - Centerville, IA - Friend   November 28, 2015

My heart aches for your family, they lost an amazing women. May you rest in peace JoElla.

Posted by Brittany - Matthews, IN - Friend of the Family   November 28, 2015

I was so sorry to hear of this great loss for my nephew Ross Vanderheyden. Praying for y'all Kim.

Posted by Debby Vanderheyden Faught - Smyrna, TN - Friend of family   November 28, 2015

A beautiful soul!! Always there to help Family and Friends, Will be greatly missed.

Posted by Lisa - clarence, MO - Family   November 28, 2015

So sorry to hear about this. I remember her well. My thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Posted by Lori Arnold-Woten - Phoenix - Niece   November 28, 2015


I will continue to feed the birds for you. You lit up like the sun when you watched them. And you don't even have to call me butthead to get me to do it anymore. I will be by Kim's side through all, and take care of her always.

Posted by Craig Lane - Mystic, IA - Son-In-Law   November 28, 2015


Kim, Jerry Michael, Nick, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families in this time of sorrow.
R.I.P. JoElla may you soar with the angels as you watch over your family from above

Posted by Tammy Baysinger - Corona, CA - Niece   November 28, 2015


Rest in peace Grandma! We all love you! You will forever be in my heart.

Posted by Jessica Coatney - Centerville, IA - Granddaughter   November 28, 2015


RIP Mom. We Love You

Posted by Kim - Mystic, IA - Daughter   November 28, 2015

was very sorry too hear of the passing of my cousin, joella coatney. we spent a lot of time together growing up. my love & prayers go out too her children & grandchildren at this difficult time. we shall have our memories too remember her. she will be missed by all.

Posted by roberta buban - centerville, IA - cousin   November 28, 2015