Joann died Thursday, Mary 29, 2014 at the Columbus Community Hospital.
Joann Edwards was born March 29, 1929 in Armour, South Dakota to Lauren and Vesta (Payne) Edwards.
She completed nurses training at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota and received a Masters degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of Iowa.
She worked as a nurse for the Veteran's Administration in several cities until her retirement. Joann resided in Bella Vista, Arkansas from 1983 until 2013.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and brother-in-law Jackie and Jim Bullock, and her niece, Nancy Bullock Putman.
She is survived by her niece Sue (Dave) Oppliger of Columbus, NE, her nephew Jay (Sara) Bullock of Seal Beach, CA, and her great nieces and nephews: Abby, Anna, BJ, Nathan, and Sam.