JoEllen Vierra, 55, of Edwardsville, Kansas, passed away August 26, 2012 at Providence Medical Center.
She was born July 25, 1957 in Omaha, Nebraska, daughter of L. H. and Merriam Ellen Russell.
She is survived by two children, five grandchildren, two sisters and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. There will be a private memorial and burial for family and friends.
JoEllen, or Jo to most, was a tender soul, loving mother, a giver and a caretaker of lost children. She would give her last to see you smile. Jo packed a lifetime of love into 55 years. Anyone she loved is better for it. Things did not always go her way, but you can be sure she meant well.