JERSEYVILLE - JoAnn (Warix) Drulard, 79, passed away peacefully at her home with her family at her side, at 1:12 a.m., Saturday, January 9, 2021.
She was born in Hornbeak, Tennessee on July 4, 1941, the daughter of Horace and Ruby (Glidewell) Warix.
Growing up in a large family, JoAnn acquired early in life the trait of compassion and giving. Her entire life has been spent as a caregiver, not only to her family, but in her professional life as well. She obtained her nursing certificate, and began working as a CNA at Greenwood Manor Nursing Home, and later as a home health care provider through the Jersey County Health Department. No matter the need, JoAnn was always willing to help anyone with her generous heart and sincere smile.
She married Donald Drulard on May 31, 1958 in Jerseyville, and together they shared nearly 35 years of marriage before his death on March 26, 1993.
Surviving are three children, Michael Drulard of Steelville, Mo., Janice (Drulard) Shanks of Jerseyville, and Carolyn Drulard of Jerseyville; eight grandchildren, Rachel Beemer and Heather Clarkin, both of Jerseyville, and Katie Robins, and her husband, Zac, of East Alton, Hayleigh, Mattalynn, Camree Marmino, Keyston Young, and Greyson Drulard all of Jerseyville; eleven great grandchildren; and her sister and best friend, Helen Stone of Jerseyville.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a niece whom she considered a daughter, Juanita Cope; two sisters, Carlene Hartmann and Brenda Warix; and three brothers, William "Sonny" Warix, Donald Warix and Ronald Warix.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of funeral services at 12 noon at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Jeff Warix will officiate.
All CDC mandates will be followed, and masks are required.
Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.
Memorials may be given to the Restore Network, in care of the funeral home.
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