Jolene Townsend, 70, Neosho, formerly of Clarksville, Tenn., died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Joplin, following a short illness. 


Jolene Townsend, 70, Neosho, formerly of Clarksville, Tenn., died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, in Joplin, following a short illness.  

She was born June 29, 1941, in Witter, Ark., to Ralph and Viva (Haught) Sanders.

Jolene was a beautician and retired in 1998.  

She married Carroll E. Townsend, May 17, 1957, in DeQueen, Ark. He preceded her in death April 23, 1983.

She is survived by her mother, Viva Sanders, Neosho; and sister Virginia (Fred) Lovell, Lumberton, Texas; her children, Sherry (Jeff) Marconi, Lock Haven, Penn. and Michael (Marti) Townsend, Knoxville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Amber Malek, Gerald Evers, Andrew Townsend, Blake and Devin Marconi;  eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Sanders; and a sister, Nadine Ruddick.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Ave, Suite 302, Miami, Fla. 33133.

There will be no public visitation, and burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.