Joann Callis Todd passed away September 24, 2010.

Joann was born in the Delaware Community between Jay and Grove, Oklahoma September 30, 1941 to Cloe Callis and Hazel Bethel Cassis. She attended grade school at Delaware and Jay High School graduating in 1959. She attended Gradwalh University in St. Louis obtaining her Medical Technology degree. After thirty-eight years of working in the lab at various hospitals she returned to school and obtained her RN degree.

Joann married Charles A. Todd in 1965.

Survivors include: her husband Chuck Todd, of the home; sister Charlotte Layman of Grove, Okla.; brother, Rusty Callis of Peace Valley, Mo.; three nephews, Randy Callis, Ronnie Callis of Diamond, Mo. and Michael Layman of Grove, Okla.; seven great-nephews and two great-nieces; two great-great nieces.

Joann was preceded in death by her parents, Cloe and Hazel; sister, Sharon Kay Wade; and one nephew James “Jimmy” Layman.

The family received friends for visitation on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 5-6 p.m. at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home. Graveside Services were held at 11 a.m. at Ottawa Indian Cemetery Monday, September 27, 2010 with Chaplain John McPhail officiating.

The family has chosen Robert Simons with Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home with their service.

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