Joan Nixon

Joan G. Nixon (Madl)

Monday, November 28th, 1932 - Saturday, February 29th, 2020
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Joan G. Madl Nixon, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Madl. Born in Chicago, Illinois on November 28th, 1932 and peacefully passed away on February 29th, 2020 in Springfield, Missouri with her beloved family by her side. She leaves behind her 5 daughters; Mary Kay Rodgers, Vicki Ann Schreiner, Nancy Jo Stomboly, Bonnie Sue Lester, and Laurie Lee Allen, 5 son-in-laws; Donald Kennedy, John Schreiner, Robert M. Lester, Sr., Dan Stomboly and Terry Allen. Joan has 13 grandchildren; Heather Joan Rodgers-Hoyt, Todd D. Rogers, Julie Ann Schreiner, Jacob Edward Schreiner, Joani Marie Kopecky, Mandy Rose Boyd, Gregory Daniel Stomboly, Dustin Isaac Stomboly, Krista Michelle Madden, Michelle Lynn Ganulin, Robert M. Lester, Jr., Theresa Joan Deleon, and Amber Gayle Snoek. Along with 28 great grandchildren; Meshalie Renae Rodgers, Colten John Rodgers, Hope Robyn Schneck, Khadija Hasan, Haroon Hasan, Maryam Hasan, Taha Hasan, James Conor Kopecky, Simon John Kopecky, Colby Austin Boyd, Braydon Daniel Boyd, Montana Rose Boyd, Della Jo Boyd, Reese Dawson Boyd, Alexis Eve Sanders, Gregory James Stomboly, Max Andrew Stomboly, Serena Jane Stomboly, Bellamy Isaac Stomboly, Ian John Madden, Nicholas Seymore Madden, Joshua Archer Ganulin, James Hunter Ganulin, Avery Michael Lester, Bailey Elizabeth Rose Deleon, Kaida Autumn Lily Deleon, Arie Gilchrist Snoek, Wendell Dean Snoek, plus 2 more at a later date.

Joan met the love of her life while roller skating. John was a soldier in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Chicago. Shortly after meeting, John was deployed to Korea. After he returned from Korea, they were married and celebrated 65 loving years together before he passed one year ago.

Family was always a priority for Joan and John. They always attended band concerts, marching band, sporting events and school functions for their children, grandchildren and even their great grandchildren.

Joan was a longtime volunteer for Newborns in Need, sewing 50 pairs of warm baby booties per week as well as other miscellaneous things. She was always busy preparing handmade Christmas gifts for all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren beginning January 1st for the next year. She loved thrift store shopping and said, “It’s my therapy”, especially since she lost her husband.

Joan was loved and highly respected by all of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many friends. We will remember her every day and keep her close within our hearts.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut Street in Springfield.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at St. Agnes Cathedral, 535 S. Jefferson Street in Springfield with Father Joseph Stoverink, celebrant. Burial will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday afternoon at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 South Southwood in Springfield, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer of The Ozarks Foundation, 620 W. Republic Road, Springfield, Missouri 65807 or the American Cancer Society Association, 2446 E. Madrid Street, Springfield, Missouri 65804.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home
    500 E. Walnut Street
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  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Agnes Cathedral
    533 S. Jefferson
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    Father Joseph Stoverink
  • Interment

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 1:00pm
    Missouri Veterans Cemetery
    5201 S. Southwood Road
    Springfield, Missouri 65804
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Gail Courtwright

Posted at 11:20am
To my dear Nixon sisters,
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I have only the best memories of "Aunt" Joan and the rest of your family. I know she is enjoying the peace, joy, serenity and fellowship that awaits us all in heaven. Her bestie, Martha, was waiting for her, and they're surely hanging out together now. I'm happy for them, sad for us. We have the comfort of knowing we were blessed with the best of parents. My love and blessings to all of you.
Gail Courtwright

TJ DeLeon

Posted at 05:46pm
I know everyone is pretty sad right now, so I wanted to share some fun memories to help other members of the family cheer up a little: I don't have a lot of adult memories with Grammy, but I do remember plenty from when I was little. Grammy use to babysit my brother Rob and I (TJ) VERY OFTEN. One memory I remember was the first time I hit puberty at age 9 and needed my first bra. Grammy had me "shop" at her place. Which of course means: Grammy had a bunch of her old and gently used bras laid out and displayed on her bed- for me to "shop" and pick from. Like any 9 year-old, I fussed a little at first, but you guessed it- MY FIRST EVER TRAINING BRA WAS FROM MY GRANDMOTHER. What can I say? The woman had good taste :) Another memory I have was whenever I took a bath at Grammy's house: when I was finished- I had to step out of the tub and stand there and WAIT till she SHOWERED me in BABY POWDER. I remember forgetting to wait for her once, JUST ONCE- and bet you believe it! She made me take all my clothes off that I just put on, so she could shower me in that baby powder!!! I never made that mistake ever again! lol!! I learned a lot from both Grammy and Papo, they loved unconditionally. They always had the coolest bird feeder, they always had a puzzle or craft on the table, they always had carrots in the fridge for Fame, and if you were bored- Grammy always found something for you to do!!! I love you Grammy, and miss you. Thank you for being my Grandmother

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