The Obituary of Joann Vann

Joann Delores Vann, age 82 a resident of Fort Scott, Kansas, passed away, Thursday, February 1, 2024 in Fort Scott. She was born September 7, 1941 in Fort Scott, the daughter of Anthony Nelson and Helen Turk Nelson.

She married Donald Vann, they had three children, Marsha Vann, Keith Vann and Lynette Vann.

Joann worked for 3M in Nevada, Missouri for over 20 years. In her younger years, she enjoyed camping and fishing. Joann also loved to go and watch her grandkids and great-grandkids participate in sporting events. The last several years she enjoyed going with her friends to play bingo.

Survivors include her two children, Marsha Vann and Keith Vann and wife Sherry, both of Fort Scott; two brothers, Robert Nelson, and Ricky Nelson, four sisters, Katherine Hopkins, Barbra Cruikshank, Rosemary Bradley, and Victoria Nelson; grandchildren, Tarrell Vann, and wife Erin, of Fort Scott, Darvin Willard and wife Amy, of Paola, Kansas, Trever Vann, of Fort Scott, E. J. Willard, of Omaha, Nebraska, Vanessa Willard, of Fort Scott, Kayla Woody, of Fort Scott, Heather Jackson, of Uniontown, Kansas, Sabrina Jackson, of Colony Kansas, and Greg Jackson of Wichita, Kansas; 30 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents,  a daughter, Lynette Vann, brother, Anthony Nelson, Jr., and a sister Carol Ford.

Rev. George Proctor will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, February 8th, 2024 at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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  1. RIP Joanna . Going to miss you I use to see every morning at Halls gas stations before I move away. And seeing you at the games at the ball park. THE TOWN IS NOT GOING TO BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU AROUND. MAY PEACE BE UPON YOU!!⚘⚘⚘⚘

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