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JoAnn Molesworth

January 31, 1929 — November 20, 2014

JoAnn Molesworth


JoAnne Hill Molesworth passed away peacefully at Hill County Care Center in Junction on Thursday, November 20, 2014. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, to Emmie Bittner Hill and Joseph Ellis Hill on January 31, 1929.

After graduation from St. Marys Hall in San Antonio, JoAnne moved to New York and studied at Barnard College where she was an ad model for several products ranging from steamirons to snow skis. She was featured on billboards promoting Coca Cola.

After graduation from college, to her parents dismay, she married John Molesworth, a rancher in Kimble County, whom she previously had met in San Antonio. She was a devoted ranchwife and a mother to three children, Johnny, Cindy and Lynn Hill.

When the nest was empty, she began a part time job at The Junction Eagle, which soon turned into a full time position as the Associate Editor for 20 plus years.
JoAnne was an accomplished bridge player, often traveling the country for tournament play as well as playing in local clubs and at home.

She is survived by her son, Lynn Hill Molesworth and daughterinlaw, Debi soninlaw, Heber Tindall daughterinlaw, Cindi Davis Molesworth grandchildren, Travis Molesworth, Maggie Jo Molesworth Walker and husband, Rowdy, Dillon and Darrel Tindall and John Cinco Molesworth.

JoAnne was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Emmie husband, John Mudge Molesworth son, John Molesworth IV daughter, Cindy Molesworth Tindall and grandson, Zane Joseph Molesworth.

Services were held Monday, November 24, at 2 p.m. at Trinty Episcopal Church with Ben Thomson officiating and the eulogy being given by Dean Martin. Burial was in Junction Cemetery. Services were entrusted to Kimble Funeral Home of Junction.
Pallbearers were Cole Holland, Ted Holekamp, Zack Mudge, Rowdy Walker, Dennis Dunagan, Robert Sutton, Heber Tindall and Vance Molesworth.

The family would like to thank the very caring and dedicated staff at Hill Country Care Center as well as special friends, Joe and Mary Rios. In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations be made to Meals on Wheels or Kimble County Library.


Visitation Schedule

Kimble Funeral Home
1010 College Street
Junction, TX  76849
Sunday, November 23, 2014
68 PM
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Service Schedule

Funeral Services
Trinity Episcopal Church
1119 Main Street
Junction, TX  76849
Monday, November 24, 2014
2:00 PM
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Burial Schedule

Junction City Cemetery
Junction, TX  76849
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