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JoAnn Deese

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- JoAnn Deese, 77, passed away, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007.

As a military wife, JoAnn traveled the world. She was a Sunday School teacher all of her adult life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Thomas, John and Eugene Ivester; daughter, Marion Ann Deese. She is survived by her husband, Luther Deese Jr.; sisters, Pauline Lipford, Ruth Brunn, Willie Alyne Hall and Freida Amanda "Jackie" Canup; sons, Jon Marion Deese and wife, Rhonda Jane, Eric Scott Deese and wife, Brenda and Michael Robin Deese and wife, Leslie; daughter, Cathy Deese Merklinger and husband, William; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be 9:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach, San Antonio, Texas.

You are invited to sign the guestbook at

Arrangements with Porter Loring, 1101 McCullough Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78212. Tele: (210) 227-8221.