Jeannette Hughes Joiner, 101, Polo, died on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Serenity Hospice and Home,Oregon.
She was born Sept. 2, 1912 in Colon, Panama, the daughter of Charles R. and Nellie (Keator) Hughes.
She married Alvin (Bob) Joiner on July 19, 1936 in Polo.
Jeannette taught eighth grade English in Polo for 26 years.
She received a masters degree in literature while teaching full time and raising four children.
Until approximately three weeks prior to her death, she lived alone in the home she shared with her husband and in which she raised her children.
She was a world traveler, an avid reader, and a very special lady.
Her greatest accomplishment was, in her words, her children.
Jeannette is survived by her daughters, Karen (Douglas) Hunter, Colorado, and Jeannette (Douglas) Ebelhar, Tennessee; a son, Hughes (Cheryl) Joiner, Polo; grandchildren, Sean and Chad Joiner, Christopher Bonde, Douglas and Trevor Kensil, Jennifer Ebelhar McDaniel, and Erin Ebelhar; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, in 2000; her oldest daughter, Randi (Roger) Kensil; and her two sisters, Ruth and Ann.
At her request, no services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, direct memorials to Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, and Polo Public Library.
Arrangements were completed by Polo Family Funeral Home.
To send condolences visit www.polofamiliyfuneralhome.com.
Memorials can be made to the family and/or to Pinecrest Community.