Jeannette Hughes Joiner

Jeannette Hughes Joiner

Jeannette Hughes Joiner, 101, of Polo, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, IL. She was born September 2, 1912 in Colon, Panama, the daughter of Charles R. and Nellie (Keator) Hughes.

On July 19, 1936, she was united in marriage to Alvin (Bob) Joiner in Polo. Jeannette taught 8th grade English in Polo for 26 years. She received a masters degree in Literature while teaching full time and raising 4 children. Until approximately 3 weeks prior to her death, she lived alone in the home she shared with her husband and in which she raised her children. She was a world traveler, an avid reader, and a very special lady. Her greatest accomplishment was, in her words, her children.

Jeannette is survived by her daughters, Karen (Douglas) Hunter of Colorado and Jeannette (Douglas) Ebelhar of Tennessee, a son Hughes (Cheryl) Joiner of Polo. Grandchildren Sean and Chad Joiner, Christopher Bonde, Douglas and Trevor Kensil, Jennifer Ebelhar McDaniel, and Erin Ebelhar. And 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, in 2000, her oldest daughter Randi (Roger) Kensil, and her 2 sisters, Ruth and Ann.

At her request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, and Polo Public Library.

Condolences may be sent to on the Internet.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email