JoAnn Doud was born June 7, 1947 to Carlos F. Bingesser and Marjorie L. Sheahon Bingesser at her home at Waconda Springs, Kansas. JoAnn departed this life Monday January 21, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Hospital (Kearney, NE) following a tragic fall on the ice at the family farm. JoAnn grew up at Waconda Springs and attended St. Theresa Catholic Grade School, graduating from Cawker City High School in 1965. She attended Fort Hays State University for one year before meeting her husband of 52 years, Eldon Alfred Doud. On July 30, 1966 JoAnn and Eldon were married and made their home at the family farm West of Mankato. They were blessed with four children Gregory, Natalie, Ashley, and Amanda.
JoAnn always felt that her greatest joy and accomplishment was the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom. Once her youngest started school, JoAnn began working at the Buffalo Roam Steakhouse. For over twenty years she was known as a friendly familiar face to her fellow county residents as well as a wonderful lady that took a special interest in the folks just passing through. JoAnn enjoyed substitute teaching in the Mankato school district and over the years served Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Esbon and St. Theresa Catholic Church in Mankato in many ways, especially teaching religious education and shaping the faith of children of all ages.
JoAnn was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who took great pride in her children’s and grandchildren’s successes always making a special effort to be there to cheer them on in their activities and sporting events. She made a lasting impression on everyone she met and wasn’t shy about sharing her passion for politics. JoAnn will be remembered for being affectionate, fun loving, an amazing mom, a hard working farm wife and always interested in trying new things and traveling. She had so many special gifts including cooking, gardening and sharing her faith. JoAnn was an active member of the Ladies Guild, and Red Hat Society.
Left to mourn her passing with the faith in knowing that she is with our Lord in heaven is her husband Eldon of rural Mankato, her son Gregg (Pennye) Doud, Abigail and Aidan of Lothian, MD; her daughter Natalie (Mark) Post, Hunter, Taryn, Trayton, of Manhattan, KS; her daughter Ashley (Jay) Carlgren, Chas, Cav, Carlie of Norway, KS; her daughter Amanda (Josh) Heitman, Kale, Brynn, Lana of Cary, NC; her brother Jon Bingesser of Beloit, KS, her sister Jeanie Walter of rural Cawker City, KS and her brother Jay Bingesser of Cawker City, KS. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jere Brian.
A celebration of Christian Burial for JoAnn Doud will be Saturday, January 26, 2018, at 10:00 A.M., at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Mankato, Kansas, with Father David Michael, celebrant. Music was performed by Mrs. Natalie Post and Mr. Frank Schmeidler. Casket bearers were Hunter Post, Trayton Post, Aidan Doud, Kale Heitman, Chas Carlgren, and Cav Carlgren. The gifts were presented by Abigail Doud, Taryn Post, Brynn Heitman, Carlie Carlgren, and Lana Heitman. Burial will be in the Esbon Cemetery, Esbon, Kansas. Vigil service will be Friday, January 25, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Theresa’s Church, Mankato, Kansas. Visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. at the Melby Mortuary, Mankato, Kansas. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of JoAnn can be made to the St. Theresa Catholic Church, 422 N. Commercial Street, Mankato, KS 66956 or Jewell Co. Hospital, 100 Crestvue Ave in Mankato. Online condolences can be left at www. Melbymortuary.com. Melby Mortuary, Mankato, Kansas, was in charge of arrangements.