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JOAN LORRAINE (PAINTER) NAGGI

Joan Lorraine Naggi died peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at her home in Arnold, Missouri surrounded by her family. Joan was born on January 29, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri to Jonathan Louis Painter and Lorraine Alfrieda (Fisbeck) Painter-Fuelsch. She attended Grant School and Roosevelt High School.  Joan was no stranger to hard work. Over the years, she worked at a variety of St. Louis businesses such as Tum’s Manufacturer, Anheuser-Busch, Graham Paper Company, and Sears-Roebuck Company. To her, the most important job was always being a housewife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

On May 17, 1952 she was united in marriage to the late, Joseph H. Naggi for 37 years. The couple shared seven children together.

Joan is survived by her three sons; Jeff (Roland Barrera) Naggi, Ennis, TX, Jon (Maria) Naggi, Imperial, MO and Jimmy Naggi, St. Louis, MO; three daughters, Janice (Mark) Woodruff, Jolene (Jerel) Jahraus, both from Arnold, MO and Jill (Dave) Cole, Imperial, MO; daughter-in-law; Deborah (Sonnenschein) Naggi; and sister-in-law; Joan (Kessler) Naggi. Joan was a loving grandmother to 19 grandchildren; Mark (Denine) Woodruff, Jr, Dawn Woodruff, Dena Low, Jesse Jahraus, Josh (Kristen) Jahraus, Jamie (Jahraus) Moffitt, Joey Naggi, Andrew Naggi, Kayla Naggi, Adriana Naggi, Damon Cole, Cameron Cole, Drake Cole, Shelly (Craig) O’Donnell, Justin (Casey) Barrera, Mark (Jamie) Barrera, Alicia Boyd, Emma (Danny) Leach and Abigail Roth. Joan was a loving great grandmother to 20; Logan Menning, Lydia and Lucie Moffitt, Alison and Morgan Jahraus, Connor, Cooper, Oliver and Ava Low, Julissa and Valetino Boyd, Mark Woodruff III, William Leach, Dylan, Ashlyn, Adyson and Hudson O’Donnell, Thatcher, Harper and Finley Barrera. Joan’s interests in her younger years included dancing (Jitterbug contests were a favorite), the game bottle caps, watching street races and later in life bowling, garage sales, traveling, spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends and last but certainly not least the love for her dogs. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, sister, Jean Toenges and son, Joseph Gary Naggi.

Joan was best known as everybody’s mother. She will forever be remembered for her witty sense of humor, larger than life attitude, dedicated faith and undying love for her family and friends. Joan’s motto for life was simple “Keep a smile on your face and you’ll have a happy day”.

Services: Visitation at Kutis South County Chapel located at 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, Mehlville, MO 63129 on Wednesday, July 29 6-9 pm. Funeral service on Thursday, July 30 at 10 am. Private entombment at a later date.