JoAnn (South) Warren, loving mother, passed away on August 6, 2014 at JourneyCare in Barrington.
Born to the late Earl and Versa South, on May 10 1941 in Carmi IL. JoAnn moved to Elgin in 1959. She retired in 2007 after 30 years of employment at Osco Drug in Elgin. JoAnn dedicated her life to caring for her children and grandchildren. She shared all that she had and her generosity, kindness, and loving heart touched her family as well as anyone who knew her. She is survived by her children; Tonna (Charlie) Holtz of Carpentersville, John (Patty) Warren of Ingleside, Beth (Scott Harrell) Warren and Kimberly St. Louis of Elgin and their father, J.T. Warren. Also survived by her grandchildren Kaylie (Souri) Nouvong, Jennifer St. Louis, John Scott Warren Jr., Michelle McNeilly, Carol Mortimer, and Jeff Cukla, great-grandchildren Jayden and Esm Nouvong, and many nieces and nephews. JoAnn, loving daughter and sister, is home with her family who preceded her in death; her parents and siblings Billy, Donald, Wayne, Jimmy, and Richard South, Eleanor Carson and Sarah Sanders. Funeral Services will be held at 5:00 P.M., Saturday, Aug. 9 at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St, Elgin. Interment will be at Bluff City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2:00 P.M. until the time of the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Foundation.