JoAnn Marleen Cody, age 70 of Stanton, died Saturday October 31, 2020 at her home in Stanton. She was born July 29, 1950 at Stanton the daughter of Robert and Esther (Smith) Mussack. JoAnn was the youngest of 4 children. Her siblings included Judy, Bob and Bill. JoAnn grew up in Stanton until the family moved to California. JoAnn lived in California for most of her early adult life.
On December 10, 1977 JoAnn married Robert Gaily Cody in Reno, Nevada. The couple returned to Stanton to raise a family. They had one daughter Melissa Marie Halsey. Robert and JoAnn owned the Stanton Variety store until February 1, 1982 when they decided to move back to California to be closer to Robert’s family in Palmdale, California. Robert and JoAnn were divorced in June 1999
In 1990 JoAnn and her family moved back to Stanton and she was employed by the Stanton Health Center. Working first in the Dietary department, and then became Office Manager working until 2011 when she retired to assist with the care of her grandchildren.
JoAnn will always be remembered for her outgoing “tell-it-like-it-is” personality. She was someone that was very talented with crafting and DIY projects. She enjoyed doing home improvement projects, quilting, sewing and gardening.
Surviving JoAnn is her Daughter Melissa and Ryan Halsey of Norfolk; 4 Grandchildren; 1 Brother Bob Mussack of Erie, CO; 14 Nieces and Nephews, several cousins, many friends and acquaintances that will miss her very much.
Preceding her in death is her parents; 1 Sister Judy Beltz; 1 Brother Bill Mussack.
Funeral Service Information:
Funeral Services: Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary-Stanton, NE
Date: Friday November 6, 2020 – 10:30 A.M.
Interment: Stanton Cemetery - Stanton, Nebraska
Visitation: 3 – 6 P.M. Thursday at Shultz-Vogel-Johnson Mortuary – Stanton, Nebraska
Officiating: Reverend Linda Mohr – New England Congregational Church in Stanton, NE
Music: Special Music
Pallbearers: Ryan Halsey, Bob Mussack, Rob Mussack
Online sympathies at www.johnsonfuneralhomes.net