September 17, 1928 - November 20, 2021
Joan James Chianelli was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She left this world on November 20, 2021 at the age of 93 at her home in Conroe Texas. She was born to Bill and Ruth Mummert on September 17, 1928 in Wier Kansas. She grew up in Coffeyville Kansas and graduated from Field Kindley High School.
Joan will be remembered by how witty and humorous she was. Family and friends loved to be around her. She was definitely one of a kind, sassy and very classy. She had a love for animals and had many during her life.
She married Bob James in 1955, who served in the United States Air Force. Together they had 4 children. Later in life she married Mike Chianelli where they resided in Conroe Texas.
Joan is survived by 3 children, Beth Scanlon and husband Jack, Dawn Bolin and husband Bebo, Ellen James and stepdaughter Becky Osborne, grandchildren Matt Kirila and wife Kelley, Joe Bolin, great grandchildren Olivia and Addison Kirila, all from the Houston area; she is also survived by a sister, Anna Marie Brown and husband Fred of Coffeyville Kansas, brother-in-law Colonel Tom Mummert of Bentonville Arkansas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her former husband Lt. Colonel Bob James and late husband Mike Chianelli, son Scott James, sisters Boab Mummert and Beth Mummert.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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