Jo Greenamyer

Jo Ann Greenamyer (Bowers)

Sunday, November 27th, 1932 - Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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JoAnn Walker Greenamyer, 86,
passed away peacefully at Episcopal Church Home
on April 16th with the extraordinary care of ECH
Staff and HOSPARUS
JoAnn was born in Louisville, KY and attended
Urseline Academy. Upon graduation, she followed
her brother’s footsteps into the US Navy and Naval
Reserves Unit. JoAnn met her husband Art while
they both worked in aviation at Bowman Field
after the War
Throughout her life, JoAnn spent her time in the
service of , and aiding those in-need , volunteering
at numerous organizations. While never expecting recognition or praise...
she was always the Silent Force behind the scene that got things done. She
was an organizer of the B-24 Liberator Society, Honorary QB Member,
Maria’s Products (handmade & painted purses by special needs adults),
Our Lady Of Lourdes Altar Society founder for Monsignor Gerst, Our
Lady Of Lourdes Ministry to local hospitals & nursing homes organizer,
founding organizer of the Hand-In-Hand Ministry bread distribution to
homeless shelters, Kosair Crippled Children Hospital fish tank therapy
creator, longtime Girl Scout Cookie Area Chairperson, Louisville Zoo
docent, founding member of Louisville Tropical Fish Fanciers, Ronald
McDonald House , the Little Sisters of the Poor, numerous Holy Order
(Nuns & Priests) retirement organizations among many, many others.
JoAnn was preceded by her mother Alma Bowers Franklin, her brother
Richard Bowers and her husband Ardis Greenamyer. Survivors include
three children, daughter Mary Alice, sons Ardie and Lee (Amy), and two
grandchildren Sydney and Quinn.
The family expresses TREMENDOUS appreciation to the staff members
of Episcopal Church Home, HOSPARUS staff, caregivers and the many
nurses who provided amazing care to her for many years.
Funeral Mass service will be held Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 12pm
at Our Lady Of Lourdes church with private family burial
JoAnn felt strongly to help others that need substantial support is the
most rewarding act humankind can perform. She would like everyone to
recognize all of the organizations she was committed to over her lifetime.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to Angel
Flights (, Episcopal Church Home “Staff Holiday Fund” and Hosparus of Louisville.The “JoAnn Greenamyer Memorial
Fund” account has been established & contributions can be made at any
PNC Bank location to be distributed later.
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  • Service

    Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
    508 Breckenridge Ln.
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  • Interment

    Resthaven Cemetery
    4400 Bardstown Road
    LOUISVILLE, KY 40218
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Jo Craig (Heim)

Posted at 10:38am
What a wonderful lady she was. Always saw her in her yard making it look FABULOUS. I always said "I wish I had some of her energy".

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