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Joanne Witting of Columbia, Missouri – formerly of Boonville, Missouri, passed away November 18, 2018 at her home.
Joanne was born August 25, 1940 to William Joseph and Emma Bousek Duffy in Ames, Iowa.
She graduated from Ames High School in 1958 and then went on to graduate from Minneapolis General Hospital School of X-Ray Technology in 1960. She worked as an X-Ray Technologist at Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa from 1960-1963. There she met Bill Witting and they married April 20, 1963. She became a homemaker and mother of six – her most important job.
From 1974-1982, she worked as an X-Ray Technologist at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville, Missouri, and from 1982-1999, she worked as a supervisor in the Radiology Department at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri.
Her loving family includes Hank and Kathy Niederhelm, Joe and Nikki Witting, Tom and Lori Witting, Jim and Jenette Witting, Phil and Jennifer Costain, and Mike and Angela Youtsey. Her beautiful grandchildren include Abby Niederhelm, Deven Niederhelm, Jami Witting, Erika Costain, Ryan Witting, Lindsey Witting, Lizzy Costain, Trenton Witting, Aaron Witting, Ava Youtsey, Claire Witting, Chase Witting, and Lilli Youtsey.
Also surviving are her brother Raymond Duffy of Boonville, Missouri, her sister Mary Sue Duffy of Ames, Iowa, and her beloved kitty, Peanut.
Preceding her in death are her husband, William Joseph (Bill) of 41 years, her parents William Joseph Duffy and Emma Bousek Duffy, and her brother Bill Duffy.
She will be remembered for her dedication to her family, her patients and her employees, along with her spirited character, and fierce independence.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Columbia. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/ or University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital https://www.muhealth.org/giving.