Joyce Ann Russo

Joyce Ann Russo, 74, of Jonesboro, died at 12:29 p.m. Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on May 4, 1942, in Union County, the daughter of Sam and Dolores Lingle Davis.

She was of the Baptist faith. She worked at Florsheim Shoe Factory until her retirement.

She is survived by her sons, Dave Williams of Aurora and John Williams of Las Vegas, Nev.; one grandchild, Cole Williams; three sisters, Mary Ann (Leon) Penrod of Buncombe, Loretta Dittman of Buncombe and Jane Smoot of Goreville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Robert Wayne Williams; and one sister, Darlene Lacy.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Interment was in the Anna Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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