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Ethel Joan Longsdorff Abramson
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Birth: Feb. 21, 1926
Maroa
Macon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1989
Lafayette
Contra Costa County
California, USA

JoAnn was the daughter of Josie Evert and Lillie Ethel (Cohoon) Longsdorff. She was a cheerleader and the class Valdictorian at her high school in Maroa, Illinois. She attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and graduated with a degree in Home Economics. Years later (1985), she would earn a PhD in Psychology at a school in Menlo Park, California. On 8 Feb 1947, she married Edwin John Abramson at Collegiate Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa. After Ed died, JoAnn married James Evertt Dyson at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Des Moines, Iowa on 24 Feb 1968. They would later divorce, but remained friends until the end. Jim had been the Best Man at her marriage to Ed, and was Ed's boyhood buddy. Together, Ed and JoAnn had 5 children: Cathy Anne (married Frederick Clifton Hollendorfer, then Steve Auble), Karen Marie (married Scott Wade Purdin, then Steve Max Kenrick), Marc Edward (married Mary Elizabeth Wilcox, then Regina Elaine Weil, and finally Marla Sigman), Joel David (married Karen Teresa Rosenkrantz), and Eric Paul Abramson. Besides being a mother, JoAnn worked as a Home Economics teacher at East High School in Des Moines, Iowa and as a psychologist at the Agnews Institution in Santa Clara County, California (off Zanker Road). JoAnn never used Ethel as her name, preferring several versions of her original middle name "Joan", pronounced JoAnn. Other spellings used besides JoAnn, were Joanne and Joanna. 
 
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 Parents:
  Josie Evert Longsdorff (1884 - 1970)
  Lillie Ethel Cohoon Longsdorff (1892 - 1980)
 
 Siblings:
  Dorothy Odessa Longsdorff Nowlin (1910 - 2010)*
  Florence Lucille Longsdorff Berry (1921 - 2000)*
  Ethel Joan Longsdorff Abramson (1926 - 1989)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lafayette Cemetery
Lafayette
Contra Costa County
California, USA
 
Created by: Kmax
Record added: Jan 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17278387
Ethel Joan <i>Longsdorff</i> Abramson
Added by: Steve & Cathy
 
Ethel Joan <i>Longsdorff</i> Abramson
Added by: Steve & Cathy
 
Ethel Joan <i>Longsdorff</i> Abramson
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- Steve & Cathy
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- Rev. Carol Alspaugh Schleich
 Added: Jan. 3, 2007
 
 
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