JoAnne Escritt

JoAnne Escritt, 86, of Central City died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln.

JoAnne was born on Feb. 26, 1933 to Bevy and Luella (Williams) Harkness in Atlanta.

She grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Loomis High School. After graduation, JoAnne attended Kearney State Teacher’s College and obtained her bachelor of science degree. She then began teaching at Hayes Center, then she taught high school at Orchard High School.

JoAnne married Samuel Warren Escritt on May 26, 1956 in Holdrege.

In Axtell, she became a CNA at Bethphage Mission, and eventually worked at Bethany Home in Minden. While in Minden, she volunteered at “The Closet” as well as working at the library. She also did in-home daycare while her children were little. After she retired, she moved to Superior, and eventually made her home in Central City in 1999, where she remained until her death.

JoAnne was a member of the Christian Church in Central City and the First Christian Church of Palmer.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children; Kathy (David) Furby of Amherst, LouAnn (Steve) Bauer of Fremont, Philip Escritt of Central City, Warren (Peggy) Escritt of Bethany, Okla., and Cindy Berck of Hastings; sister, Christine (Arman) Llewellyn of Tooele, Utah, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; brothers, Bill, George and John Harkness; and a sister, Doris Zion.

Funeral services were Aug. 10 at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Pastor Curtis Cooper officiating.

Burial was in the Oakdale Cemetery.

Solt-Wagner Funeral Home of Central City was in charge of arrangements.