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Article Title: Pike Press
Article Date: November 7 2007
Article Description: Obit of Sealock,Joann W.
Joann W. Sealock, 83, of Pittsfield died Oct. 24, 2007, at the Pittsfield Manor.
She was born March 26, 1924 in Trenton, Mo. to Harold and Meryle Miller Witten. Joann
married Rev. William E. Sealock Nov. 16, 1946 at Edinburg, Mo. and he preceded March 2,
Rev. Sealock served at the Winchester Baptist Church in Winchester 1953-1958 and at
Danville-Ridgeview Baptist 1958-1959. She graduated from the University of Missouri in
Columbia, Mo. Joann was a home economics teacher at Winchester High School 1951-1961, then
taught home economics 1961-1985 at Pittsfield High School. She was a member of the
Pittsfield Calvary Baptist Church, Director Women Missionary Union (WMU), Association
Director WMU (Bay Creek Area), taught Sunday School children, youth and adult classes,
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Delta Kappa Gamma, People to People, Sorosis
Club, Church Women United, Pittsfield Business and Professional Club, Women's Club,
Illini Community Hospital volunteer, member and past president of Alpha Phi Sorority in
Columbia (University of Missouri). She was a Chicago Cubs fan, loyal supporter of William
Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., enjoyed angel collection and seashells. Joann was a world
traveler; family oriented and !
enjoyed her grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Steve (Jan) Sealock of Kansas City, Mo., and Dr. Ron (Carolyn)
Sealock of Dothan, Ala.; one brother, Jim Witten of Trenton, Mo.; and one sister, Mrs.
Peggy Craig-Loudon of Kansas City; four grandchildren, Chad Sealock of Palatine, Matthew
Sealock of Pittsfield, Ana Moore of Birmingham, Ala. and Scott Sealock of Birmingham; one
great grandchild, Campbell Moore; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by her husband, William E. Sealock.
According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service was held
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, Pittsfield with Rev. William
Herald, Rev. Frank Claybourne and Rev. Eugene Guthrie officiating. Visitation was held
Saturday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Pittsfield Calvary Baptist Church. Entombment of the
ashes will be at a later date in the Oddfellows Cemetery in Edinburg.
In lieu of flowers memorials are to the Illini Community Hospital or Pittsfield Calvary
Condolences to the family may be sent to info(a)nieburfh.com Niebur Funeral Home in
Pittsfield is handling arrangements.
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