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M. JoAnn (Phipps) Orsini, 75, of Onawa, Iowa, was granted her angel wings on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that JoAnn had touched in some small way throughout her very memorable life.
Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 1, 2018, at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, with Evangelist Dale Wolf officiating. The family requests casual attire for all those in attendance. Visitation will be two hours prior to the memorial service at the chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.
Mable JoAnn was born on August 3, 1942, in rural Onawa, Iowa, the daughter of Harold and Ruby D. (Brink) Phipps. She grew up in rural Blencoe and she attended the Blencoe School and graduated in 1960.
JoAnn and Charles Orsini were united in marriage on March 3, 1962, in Omaha, Nebraska.
She worked as a bank teller in Omaha after graduation. She also worked as a bank employee for the 13 years that they lived in Maryland. JoAnn worked side-by-side with her husband, Charles for 30 years as owners of Sanitary Cleaners in Onawa.
She loved reading books and often would read one a day. The thing she enjoyed the most was spending time with her beloved grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Charles Orsini of Onawa, IA; daughter Kym Hogan-Harris (Craig Harris) of Onawa, IA; son Keith Orsini of Sgt. Bluff, IA; grandson Nick Hogan (Evy Lange) of Sioux City, IA; granddaughter Hailey Hogan of Bozeman, MT; grandson Alexander Harris of Sgt. Bluff, IA; and grandson Treyton Harris of Onawa, IA. Siblings H. Lee (Margaret) Phipps of Little Sioux, IA; Donald (Denise) Phipps of Blencoe, IA; Larry (Pat) Phipps of Iowa Falls, IA; Linda (David) Urban of Sioux City, IA; and Lori (Raymond) Mousel of Onawa; sister-in-law Candice Phipps of Onawa; sister-in-law Grace Tomasetti of Burlington, NJ; and sister-in-law Dolores (Daniel) Fortenberry of Fort Worth, TX.
JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Ruby Phipps; her in-laws Cipriano and Mary Orsini, and step mother-in-law Josephine; brother, Clarence Phipps, Onawa, IA; brothers-in-law, Henry Tomasetti, Burlington, NJ and Edward Casperiates, Fort Worth, TX.
Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com