Margery Joann Michel, age 81, of Bland passed away on January 28, 2020 at Gasconade Manor in Owensville with her husband and family at her side.
She was born on July 8, 1938 in Canaan, a daughter to the late Jesse Willard and Orilla (Jett) Cautrell.
Joann was a lifelong member of the Belle/Bland area and a 1956 graduate of Bland High School. She was baptized when she was younger at the Bland Baptist Church.
On August 11, 1956, Joann was united in marriage to Vernon Michel at the Bland Baptist Church. Vernon survives of their home.
Joann was a Beautician in the area owning her own shop in Belle and Bland as well as a dress shop in Belle. She also sold Mary Kay for a time.
Joann was very active in her community and in her church. She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Church in Bland and strong in her faith. Joann was always on the go and enjoyed reading romance novels and her bible, shopping, eating at new places, and cooking. Some say her Coffee Cake was the best ever made. She liked going to the local coffee shops to visit and loved helping people. However, her greatest love came from spending time with her family. She will be missed greatly by all that knew and loved her.
In addition to her husband of 63 years, Joann is survived by: one son, Greg Michel and his wife Kathy of Bland; three grandchildren, Adam Michel, Amy Lynn Harter, and Daisy Michelle Thomas; four great-grandchildren, Jackson, Thatcher, Sadie, and Montana; one great-great grandchild, Wayne; one sister, Peggy Biles and her husband Leland of O’Fallon; and two nephews, Steve Biles and Craig Biles as well as many extended family members and friends.
In addition to her parents, Joann was preceded in death by one son, Brian Michel, and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Josephine and Arnold Michel.
Visitation for Joann will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Sassmann’s Chapel in Bland.
An additional visitation will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Sassmann’s Chapel in Bland from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Mark Farran officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Bland Union Baptist Cemetery.
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