JoAnn C. Shoulders, 81, Topeka: May 31, 1936 – May 29, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – JoAnn C. Shoulders, 81, of Topeka, Kan., joined her parents in heaven on May 29, 2018. She was the eldest daughter of Julia Gatewood and Wilbert Carson. She was born on May 31, 1936, at Council Grove, Kan.

JoAnn was raised at Burlingame, Kan., and graduated from high school there in 1955. She worked at Ray Beers as a tailor, and then retired from Scotch Fabric Care after 20 years. 

She was married to Jack Shoulders and had eight children, Cindy Shoulders, Debbie Cruz, Penny Shoulders, Jack Shoulders Jr., Darryl Shoulders, Todd Shoulders and Sheri Brown and Wyatt Shoulders. She had 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sister, Jean Owens, Topeka, and brother, Donald Carson, Quenemo, Kan.

She is preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Ruth and Judy Carson; five brothers, Wilbert Carson Jr., Oren, Kenneth, Wayne and Randy Carson; three sons, Jack Shoulders Jr., Darryl and Todd; a grandchild, Genevieve Elidazalde; and two great-grandchildren, Darryl Shoulders Jr. and Jordan Jarrar.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka. Burial will follow services in Topeka Cemetery.

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