May 26, 2024

JoAnn Ghumm, a resident of Hugoton, Kansas since 2008, succumbed to cancer on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Pioneer Manor. She was born August 24, 1946, to Marjorie Roberts and George Stone in Council Grove, Kansas.  

JoAnn enjoyed a lively childhood with four brothers and five sisters. She married Verlin Ghumm in 1963; to this union came four children. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988 and never remarried. 

JoAnn owned and operated three different cafés over the years and retired from the Hugoton Middle School cafeteria in 2010. Always a creative soul, JoAnn spent her retired years making jewelry of all kinds. She loved sharing her pieces with her family, friends and excited customers. She had a passion for the Kansas City Chiefs and attended many football games. JoAnn rarely missed an opportunity to attend activities and events that involved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. JoAnn was a proud and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family was very important to her and she enjoyed preparing everyone’s favorite meals during their visits. Her Christmas candy was a special treat and everyone’s favorite tradition. She was an active member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Hugoton, and also enjoyed the ladies Bible study group. JoAnn will be greatly missed by many.

JoAnn is survived by her children, Genine Gilbert and husband Tyson of Mountain Home, Texas, Jim Ghumm and wife Stacy of Hugoton, Kansas, Chuck Ghumm and wife Jayme of Ogallah, Kansas, Tina Hemphill and husband Lee of Susvanville, California; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Wayne Stone; two sisters, Marcella Hesser and Joyce Stone. 

Funeral service will be Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 3:00 PM at Trinity Baptist Church in Hugoton, Kansas with Pastor Larry Bradford officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until service time at the church. Graveside service will be Monday, March 27, 2017, at 2:00 PM at Parker-Highland Cemetery in Parkerville, Kansas. Memorials may be given to the Trinity Baptist Church or Pheasant Heaven Charities in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 423 S Main, Hugoton, KS 67951.