JoAnn (Myers) Ousley, 95, of Brunswick, MO, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at Rose City Health and Rehabilitation Center in Thomasville, GA.
JoAnn was born on January 17, 1924, in Columbia, MO, the daughter of Charles and Amy (Bucksath) Myers. In 1942, she graduated from high school in Baton Rouge, LA and later attended Louisiana State University. She married Victor Ousley on March 26, 1977 in Brunswick, MO. Victor preceded her in death on March 25, 2010.
JoAnn worked for two companies during her lifetime. She began her career working for Standard Oil in Baton Rouge, LA and worked there for several years. In her mid-20s her family moved to Missouri. In 1951, JoAnn began working for County Bank in Brunswick, MO. During her career, she worked as a cashier, bookkeeper, loan officer, vice president and senior vice president.
She was a board member for County Bank for more than 40 years and served on that board until her passing. She was also a board member for the Ingram Trust Joe W. Student Loan Fund, a founding member of Modern Home Builders, a member of Sigma Phi Gamma, and a member of the Brunswick American Legion Post #7 Auxiliary. JoAnn was also a member of the Brunswick United Methodist Church.
JoAnn loved to work, read, travel, and spend time with her family.
JoAnn is survived by two children, Julie Harman and her husband Henry Dunham of Kearney, MO and Robert Price of Florida; three stepchildren, Myron Ousley of Marshall, MO, Steve Ousley of Brunswick, MO, and Victor Lee (Dorothy) Ousley of Brunswick, MO; six grandchildren, Amy Price, Jon Harman, Jake (Sarah) Harman, Jordan (Paula) Harman, JoHannah (Corey) Creason, and Julianna Harman and her fiancé, Alex Ervin; six stepgrandchildren, Stephanie Ousley, Michael Ousley, Christy Sisney, Theresa Ousley, Shelly Wooten, and Ashley Elliott; six great-grandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren. She is also survived by three siblings, Jake (Joan) Myers of St. Mary’s, GA, Chuck Myers of Osage Beach, MO, and Mary Mitchell of Brunswick, MO.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor; and her brother, Bill Myers.
Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church in Brunswick, MO, on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. Reverend Jan Schnepf officiated the service. Visitation preceded the service on Monday from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Burial was in Elliott Grove Cemetery in Brunswick, MO.
Pallbearers were Jon Harman, Jake Harman, Jordan Harman, Henry Dunham, JoHannah Creason, and Julianna Harman. Honorary pallbearers were Mark Ramsey, Bill Jackson, Doug Ott, Bob Littleton, Bill Richards, Steve Smith, Dan Sims, Cal Clevenger, Tim Brubaker, Matt Clevenger, Leslie Reichert, Michelle Whitney, and Debbie Harmon.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Brunswick United Methodist Church or Brunswick Library. Donations may be left at or mailed to Breshears Memorial Chapel, 207 W. Broadway, Brunswick, MO, 65236.