Breckenridge Texan

Joanna Stoker

Joanna Stoker
October 02
11:09 2018

Joanna Stoker, 84, passed from this life to the next on Saturday, September 29, 2018. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Beaty Matthews Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.

Joanna Stoker was born November 20, 1934, in Breckenridge to George and Effie Martin. She married A.K. Stoker in Graham on April 12, 1952. She had worked numerous jobs locally in her lifetime, such as Eckerds, Davis Manufacturing and Munsingwear. Joanna was also a lifelong member of First Christian Church in Breckenridge and a devoted wife and mother.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Bales and husband Lanny of Woodson, Audrey Ragland and husband Jeff of Nimrod, and Debbie Smith and husband Dean of Ivan; sons, Joe Stoker and wife Pam of Breckenridge and Earl Stoker of Pyote, Texas; sister -in-law, Clara Belle Martin of Wichita Falls; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, W.H. Martin and George Martin, Jr.; daughter, Anna Lou Stoker; sisters, Vivian Vick and Lillian Conner; grandson, Jayton Rister; and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Caughran.

The family has requested any memorials be made to Humane Society of Breckenridge and the Woman’s Forum; the memorials can be left at the funeral home. Condolences can be left online at

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