Joann Marie Kimball Kenneston was born in Aledo, Illinois on November 9, 1951. She was the youngest child of John and Emogene Kimball. She died on August 1, 2017 at the home of her son in Belvidere, Illinois. Services are pending in Boulder City, Nevada, where she lived for more than 30 years. In lieu of flowers Joann wished memorials be made to the Bethany Baptist Church, 210 Wyoming St, Boulder City NV 89005, or to The Caring Place located at 4425 S Jones Blvd. Suite 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103.

Joann Marie Kimball Kenneston was born in Aledo, Illinois on November 9, 1951.  She was the youngest child of John and Emogene Kimball. She died on August 1, 2017 at the home of her son in Belvidere, Illinois.  Services are pending in Boulder City, Nevada, where she lived for more than 30 years.  In lieu of flowers Joann wished memorials be made to the Bethany Baptist Church, 210 Wyoming St, Boulder City NV 89005, or to The Caring Place located at 4425 S Jones Blvd. Suite 1, Las Vegas, NV 89103.  The Caring Place is dedicated to easing the journey of those touched by cancer and was founded by Joann’s dear friend and oncologist, Dr. Allison.  
Joann grew up on the family farm near Buffalo Prairie, IL and was blessed to live near wonderful family and friends.  Although she knew quite early that farm life was not for her, she dearly loved the people and deep roots that life gave her. 
Joann and her first husband, Paul had one son, Chad Kaempfer.  Anyone who knew Joann had probably heard of her much loved son; Chad blessed her with Lisa, the best daughter-in-law ever, and two beautiful grandchildren, Emily and Kyle.  She has her mother, Emogene Kimball, a sister, Janet (Douglas) McCaw, and brother, Raymond (Linda) Kimball.  She also has a niece, Jennifer (Michael) Zecher, and nephew, Hunter Kimball.
Another wonderful gift Joann was given was her husband of twenty-eight years, Robert, who preceded her in death in 2016.  He always made life fun and made her feel much loved.  Robert brought four great grown children, Aaron, Audrey, Abra, and Allan to the marriage.  Through these children she also inherited, and loved, ten grandchildren,  Life would not have been complete without Robert and his family in her life,
Joann had a very full life.  She spent years working in the newspaper industry, followed by years in the hospitality industry.  She always said that God had her learn from those jobs to prepare her for working in a church setting.
In 1999 Joann began working at Bethany Baptist Church.  And then, in 2004, Robert and Joann began pastoring the Rachel Baptist Church in Rachel, Nevada.  Both Churches were dear to her.  Most especially the people.
Joann lived a blessed and joyful life!