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JoAnn Hise

JoAnn Halterman Hise, age, 72, widow of Walter “Bunt” Berlie Hise, of Bridgewater, Virginia, pass-ed away Friday, January 17, 2020, at Sentara RMH Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Born August 5, 1947, at Cass, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Lee and Louanzi Faye Andes Halterman.

JoAnn retired from JMU after many years of cafeteria work. In her retirement, she enjoyed time spent working in her yard with Monty and Abby, camping and watching old western shows. She was avid NASCAR fan, hardly ever missing a race. Most of all she loved phone calls from her brothers and visits from her sister.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Teddy Halter- man; two sisters, Arlene Cassell and Edna Fitzgerald; and an infant sister.

She will be greatly missed by her long-time companion, Monty Smith, and their beloved dog, Abby; two sons, DeWayne “Butch” Hise, and wife, Ann, and Ernie Hise, and wife, Jennifer, all of Monterey, Virginia; two grandchildren, Troy Hise, and fiancée, Montana Moats, of Hightown, Virginia, and Katelyn Hise, and friend, Hunter Grimm, of Monterey, Virginia; two step-grandchildren, Crystal Phillips, of Staunton, Virginia, and Elliott Boyd, and wife, Cindy, of Monterey, Virginia; four step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kenton Halterman, and wife, Georgette, of Martinsburg, Ernie Halterman, and wife, Cindy, of Richmond, Virginia, and Willard Halterman, of Green Bank; a sister, Colleen Halterman Warner, of Petersburg; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held January 25 at Church of God of Prophecy with Pastor Ray Turner officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hise Family Cemetery, c/o Mary Crisco, 2931 Dug Bank Road, Monterey, VA 24465.

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