JoAnn Plopper, 75, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at her home.


JoAnn was born October 5, 1942 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Tony and Nellie (Cummings) Rockford. She married William M. Plopper October 19, 1963 in Morrisonville, IL.


JoAnn attended Taylorville High School, and then proudly served her country in the United States Army. She would then serve as the EMT Coordinator for Morrisonville Ambulance, as well as working as a CNA at Taylorville Care Center and St. Vincent’s Memorial Hospital for many years. JoAnn was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, where she was a member of the Faithful Friends. She was a past member of the Eagles Club in Taylorville. JoAnn was a dog lover, and enjoyed reading the bible daily. She also loved camping, spending time on facebook, and listening to the Bee Gee’s.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandson, Cody Plopper; her sisters, Carol Epperson and Linda Rockford; and her brother, Robert Rockford.


JoAnn is survived by her husband, William M. Plopper of Taylorville, IL; her children, William J. (wife, Terri) Plopper of Harristown, IL, Christina (husband, David) Ferrill of Morrisonville, IL, Michael (wife, Beth) Plopper of Palmer, IL, Lisa (husband, David) Niles of Waterville, NY, and Dusti (companion, Joseph Dickhaut) of New Baden, IL; fifteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


In accordance with JoAnn’s wishes, cremation will be accorded, and no public ceremonies will be held. Inurnment will be scheduled at a later date at Morrisonville Cemetery.


Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been entrusted with arrangements.


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