JoAnne Claire Brown, 71, of Viola, Ark., daughter of the late Otto and Freida (Koenig) Poeschl, was born on Sept. 5, 1936, in Milwaukee, Wis. She died July 9, 2008, at her home at the age of 71.
JoAnne spent her working years as a hairdresser. She was of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by: six sons, Bryan Krist (Judy) of Wisconsin Dells, Wis., David Krist (Deanna) of Westfield, Wis., Russell Krist (Diana) Penrose, Colo., Robert Krist (Lori) of Beaver Dam, Wis., Jeffrey Krist of Reno, Nev., and Steven Krist (Kimberly) of Dry Ridge, Ky.; two daughters, Sheryl Neulreich (Otto) of Viola, Ark., and Kimberly Krist (Paula) of Kenmore, Wash.; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; and her husband, Edwin Krist.
Funeral services were held July 15 at the Barker Funeral Home Chapel in Salem, Ark., with the family officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem.
Memorials preferred to the Viola Senior Citizens's Center.