July 18, 2022

NIXA- Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Adams Funeral Home in Nixa for Joann Stanbro, 70, who died recently. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m., in Moorehead Cemetery in Lamar.

Survivors include three daughters, Marquita Blansit and husband Don, Republic and Sherri Buck and husband Craig and Joy Clegg and husband Bruce, both of Nixa; seven grandchildren, Chad Blansit and wife Tosha and RaChelle Iles and husband Jason, both of Republic, Mikaela Tjarks and husband Jeremy, Austin, Texas, Nathan Buck and wife Kari, Tulsa, Okla., Jenna Dail and husband Mike and Jaelyn Hartley and husband Bryce, both of Springfield and Jace Rakestraw, serving in the US Navy. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Moriah and Cody Lewis, Lynchburg, Va. And Camryn and Cole Iles, Makhai, Maddux and Malec Blansit, all of Republic; a sister, Venda Hanley and husband Jerry and their children, two nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney Lee Stanbro; her parents, Gerald and “Polly” Hager; her grandparents, George and Maggie Hager and J.W. Smith and Emma Buchanan.

Mrs. Stanbro married her high school sweetheart, Rodney Lee Stanbro, on Aug. 3, 1951, in Lamar. After marrying, they moved to Springfield, where he attended Central Bible Institute. Even while going to Bible school, they served in pastoral ministry. They pastored Assemblies of God churches for 50 years before retiring. During these years, having a heart for missions, they led trips to South America, Mexico, Germany, Jamaica and the Holy Land. Mrs. Stanbro was able to continue in ministry and missions following her husband’s death, establishing a Hispanic church in Nixa and going on two mission trips to Venezuela.