She was born Sept. 30, 1928 in Grand Island to Walter and Vera (Hardy) Umshler. She was married to Wilford A. Collingham on April 23, 1946 in Belleville, Kan. JoAnne enjoyed puzzles, playing bingo, going to the movies and visiting her special friend Randy. When she was able she enjoyed being together with her family.
Survivors include, daughter Carol (Larry) Smith of York; grandchildren, Larry (Dee) Smith Jr. of Lincoln, Melinda (Randy) Collingham of McCool Jct., Richard (Angela) Smith of York and JoAnne (Kraig) Heiden of Hawaii. Also surviving are 13 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding JoAnne in death were her parents; husband; son-in-law, Larry Smith; siblings, Arthur Umshler, Warren Umshler, Shirley LaMarr, Walter Umshler, Elaine Mason and Billy Umshler Cowan.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 at the Metz Chapel in York. Burial will follow in Plainfield Cemetery in Bradshaw. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. on Monday at the mortuary with the family greeting friends from 6:30 -8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.