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JoAnna Ruth Dennis-Kays

Thursday, October 18, 2012

JoAnna Ruth Dennis-Kays, 65, of Palmer, Alaska, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at her home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial cards may be sent to the family in care of Valley Funeral Home, 151 E. Herning Ave., Wasilla, AK 99654. Arrangements were under the direction of Valley Funeral Home and Crematory. Please visit the obituary and online guestbook at www.AlaskanFuneral.com.

Born April 24, 1947, in South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Hayden and Ethel May (Staley) Dennis of Marshall. She graduated from Marshall High School and attended Missouri Valley College. She had worked as a medication technician for Marshall Habilitation Center until her retirement. She moved to Alaska in 2003 and had lived in Anchorage and Palmer. She was a member of Palmer Senior Center and enjoyed crafts and jewelry making.

She is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Wisel and her husband, Michael, of Palmer, Alaska; three granddaughters, Taylor Wisel of Palmer, Dalter Wisel of Wasilla and Raven Wisel of Palmer; and one grandson, Chase Wisel of Palmer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Kimberly Kays; and one sister, Elizabeth Stipes.

Additional information provided per family recompense.