D. Joanna Moss (Faulkner) of Lake St. Louis Missouri, passed away on July 8th, 2023, at 57 years old after a courageous 2-year battle with cancer. She found out she was stage 4 upon diagnosis in September 2021 shortly after her youngest daughter's wedding. Born August 10, 1965, to Arlis Lee and the late Mildred Louise Faulkner (Skaggs), Joanne spent her early years around the St. Louis Missouri area with her three siblings James, Rebecca and Tabitha. Joanne was a kind and curious child who developed a love of cooking from her mother, which she excelled at and enjoyed throughout her life. Joanne and her siblings found ways to entertain themselves in their early years by bike riding, seeing concerts at Six Flags and cruising around Main Street. Joanne used her skills to also care for others in her youth at Barnes Hospital as well as Lutheran Convalescent Home.
Joanne loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends, and being an avid baker, she always loved hosting the holidays. She also enjoyed watching her favorite shows including Days of Lives, Friends, American Idol and was an avid shopper on QVC.
Joanne loved going out to eat and experiencing new places with her husband, Bill. They also loved music and attended many concerts over the years including Def Leopard, Journey, and Styx as some of her favorites. They spent 31 loving years together and shared a love of Blues Hockey, Cardinals Baseball, and Disney. Joanne loved taking her family to Disney World and had a love for all things Disney. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Joanne worked for Enterprise Holdings for 32 years and developed lifelong friendships along the way including Stephanie Stewart, Myrna McBride Perez, Amanda Sansone and Stacy Lariz.
She was also loyal to her long time hairstylist and good friend, Teri Brown. Joanne and Bill also appreciate the caring support from their families, neighbors and employers; Enterprise Holdings Tapestry Solutions (Boeing), Steinlage Insurance Agency and GKN Aerospace as well as Bill's amateur radio friends throughout the St. Louis area during the span of her sickness.
Joanne is survived by her husband, William Charles Moss, two daughters, Amanda Christine Beckmann (35), Ashley Nicole Adams, (30), son-in-law Kevin James Adams Jr., (30), as well as 5 granddaughters; Tawny Olivia Eaton (14), Sawyer Delaney Eaton (12), Kaya Mae Adams (10), Jovey Joanna Eaton (1), and Amelia Faye Adams (5mos). Her father, Arlis Lee (Glenna) Faulkner, and siblings James Daniel Lee Faulkner, Rebecca Gay Faulkner, and Tabitha Annette (John) Sutton, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Joanne was a beautiful person inside and out, Her laugh was contagious and she could light up a room with her smile. The simple things in life brought Joanne the most happiness and her sense of humor brought joy to anyone who knew her. She was kind and passionate and made an impact on many lives. She will be forever missed.
If you would like to help cancer research, we invite you to make a donation to Siteman Cancer Center in Joanne's honor.