JoAnne Poenisch Henry December 20, 1935 – August 19, 2021

JoAnne Henry went to be with the Lord Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the age of 85. She was born December 20, 1935, in Corpus Christi, Texas to Adolph and Ruth Poenisch.

JoAnne began daily life in Corpus Christi then moved to Jourdanton with her spouse and children shortly following. Her father desired to go somewhere and delight in the land. Immediately after a short time in Jourdanton, her spouse and children settled in McMullen County. JoAnne attended school in Cross, Texas and later graduated from Tilden, Texas.

Through her university several years, she worked at the McMullen county courthouse in the tax workplace, where she definitely “met” the enjoy of her existence, Tommy Henry. He was hauling cattle and experienced to end at the courthouse to get a chilly consume of h2o just to see JoAnne. Just after a two-calendar year courtship, JoAnne experienced concluded university at Texas A&I in Kingsville and obtained her teaching diploma. They planned for their marriage. Tommy experienced been drafted into the Army and came home from standard schooling. They married on Tuesday, May well 21, 1957. Though Tommy was in the Army in Colorado and Germany, JoAnne taught faculty in Jourdanton and in the course of summers would vacation with Tommy in Colorado and Europe. They produced expensive good friends via their decades.

In 1959 Tommy arrived residence from the company and they moved to the ranch to start off their everyday living ranching and educating school. JoAnne taught for 35 a long time mainly as a fifth-quality teacher in Pleasanton the place she retired and ongoing helping Tommy with the ranch.

By means of the 62 decades of relationship, Tommy and JoAnne elevated 3 kids. Her love for instructing was felt by so numerous through her involvement in aiding with 4-H, FFA, inventory exhibits, attending camps, and becoming concerned in her children’s lives. She was really active in her communities and normally there to lend a hand, prepare dinner a food and support out. Her sort heart was to generally assistance a person no make any difference what the lead to. She was a member of St John Lutheran Church and Texas Retired Lecturers. She beloved heritage and was really energetic in the restoration of the San Miguel Cemetery.

JoAnne is preceded in loss of life by her beloved husband Tommy Henry, mothers and fathers Adolph and Ruth Poenisch, in-legislation George and Lillian Henry, brother and sister-in-legislation Adolph Jr and Scott Poensich.

JoAnne is survived by her son Woode Henry (Darlene), Ruth Henry (Joe), Ada Watt (Randy), her 5 grandchildren, George Henry (Melissa), Collette Corkran (Trent), Meagan Davis (Billy), Mitchell Park, and Chase Watt (Justine). She is also survived by her excellent-grandchildren, Lillie Henry, Andrew Davis, Hayden Davis, Bexley Park, and Steelie Jo owing in November together with several nieces nephews, sister-in-legislation, JoAnn Clopton, Frankie Dicke (Charlie), Ida Mae Kaiser (Billy Wayne), and several extended loved ones and pals.

The spouse and children would like to thank Argent Court workers along with New Century Hospice staff members and the caretakers for the really like they gave JoAnne.

 JoAnne was these types of a providing man or woman, she has picked out to donate her system to science to go on helping other folks. A memorial provider will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at Pleasanton Civic Center at 5:30 pm.  You should joins for a food to follow.

In lieu of bouquets, the family asks that memorials be made to San Miguel Cemetery (PO Box 44, Jourdanton, Texas 78026), Jourdanton FFA Scholarship (200 Zanderson, Jourdanton, Texas 78026), or St. John Lutheran Church ( 1702 SH 97 E, Jourdanton, Texas 78026).

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