JoAnn (Paden) Holiman-Warren, daughter of Taylor A. Paden and Daisy Ann (Walters) Paden, was born on September 24, 1928, in Stilwell, Ok. She departed this life September 17, 2022, one week before her 94th birthday, in Tahlequah, Ok.
JoAnn was married to Charles (Dick) Holiman on March 14, 1945. They were blessed with three children Peggy Jo, Richard Charles, and Rebecca Sue.
She was married to Charles (Charlie) E. Warren on November 24,1968. They were blessed with a stepdaughter Beverly.
JoAnn attended Zion Elementary School and graduated high school from Stilwell. She completed her undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in 3 years and later received her master's degree from Oklahoma State University.
JoAnn had a love of learning and teaching. Her true delight was being in the classroom teaching her students. She taught for 37 years in the Tulsa Public School District. She would often talk of how she missed being in the classroom. She was a member of the Adair County Retired Educators Association.
JoAnn’s greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was selfless in her care and her devotion to them. In her later years she would light up when her great- great grandchildren would come to visit. She was an avid reader and loved doing crossword puzzles in the Tulsa World. She also had a green thumb and grew house plants and lawn flowers.
JoAnn loved the Lord and was saved at an early age. She served faithfully in the Church of God of the Apostolic Faith in the Tulsa area, the Assembly of God in Samburg, Tennessee, and the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Stilwell. She taught Sunday School, was involved in Women’s ministries, and gave generously to her church and to various missionaries. She continued to sing and pray up to the very last moments of her life. Her greatest desire was that her family would be saved and join her in Heaven.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Taylor A. and Daisy Paden, former spouse Dick Holiman, husband Charlie Warren, children Peggy Jo Jones, Rick Holiman, and Becky Goldback, son- in- law Pete Goldback, daughter- in- law Mary Holiman, sisters Louise Paden, Edna Jean Helmick, brothers Richard, Perry, Jerry, Donald, and Dale Paden, brothers-in-law Darrel Helmick, David Worth, and step granddaughter Robin Whitlow.
JoAnn is survived by her grandchildren Tammy Kester ( Dale), Tina Newberry (Mike), Vince Jones (Cheryl), Ladonna Goebel (Terry), Steven Holiman, Lacie Barber (Donald), Cristi Patton (Steve) Amy Bond (Daniel ), sisters Linda Hensley (Don), Jimmie Worth, son -in- law Herman Jones, stepdaughter Beverly Sasser, sisters- in- law Dixie, JoAnn, and Diane Paden, 15 great grandchildren, 17 great- great grandchildren, with one on the way, and many other beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and friends.