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On Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, Joanne Corlew succumbed to her battle with cancer and passed away at the age of 85. Joanne was born on October 4, 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri to Joe and Edith Herndon. On April 27, 1957, Joanne married Richard Corlew. They raised one son, Tom, and one daughter, Connie. Joanne had a green thumb and a passion for gardening. She was known for her poise, strength, and desire to keep everything “just in case.” Joanne enjoyed watching cooking shows and spending time with family and friends at Lake Lotawana.
Joanne was preceded in death by her father and mother, Joe and Edith Herndon and her brother, Gary Herndon. She is survived by her husband, Richard, her son, Tom Corlew, her daughter, Connie (Jeff) Vance, her grandchildren, Jordan (Bryce) Jones, Andrew Vance, and Jacob Vance, and her great-grandson, Jenson Jones.
Joanne will be remembered for being a fighter, loving unconditionally, and her contributions to Alpha Delta Pi, the Raytown Historical Society, and the Raytown Optimist Club.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance or the Kansas City Hospice House in Joanne’s name. Details will be available at a later date for a celebration of her life.