JoAnn Virginia Bonkoski, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away peacefully at Anna and Donald Hospice Center at the age of 75 on Sunday, November 25, 2018. JoAnn was born in St. Louis, MO to Hugo and Virginia Kramme on May 20, 1943. JoAnn was raised in Maplewood, MO where she attended schools in the Maplewood/Richmond Heights School District.
JoAnn loved music, so it was no surprise that she wanted to take up an instrument and play in the school bands. She played the flute. So well in fact that she joined Maplewood High Schools Marching Band. Due to her passion for music and her years in Marching Band she received a scholarship to William Jewel College in Liberty, MO.
She has been a resident of the Ponte Vedra/Jacksonville area since 1988 where she was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Bonkoski. She is survived by her beloved three children: Jim Ried (wife Terry) of Hernando, MS, Jeanne Rinaberger of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and John Ried, Jr. (wife Melissa) of Winter Garden, FL; 7 grandchildren;1 great granddaughter; whom will always love her and miss her dearly.
The family will receive friends for visitation at Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home in Jacksonville Beach on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 6pm-8pm.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make your donations to The American Cancer Society (cancer.org) or your local Community Hospice Centers in memory of JoAnn V Bonkoski.
Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home.
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