Joni Gayle (Doutt) Countryman, 52, Independence, Mo., passed away August 23, 2010, at Kansas City Hospice House after losing her battle with cancer.

Joni Gayle (Doutt) Countryman, 52, Independence, Mo., passed away August 23, 2010, at Kansas City Hospice House after losing her battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, August 27, 2010, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, Mo. Burial will follow at Mound Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2010, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society or Kansas City Hospice House.

Joni was born October 9, 1957, and lived in Independence all her life. She worked in customer service for 30 years, most recently at Minsky’s Pizza. She enjoyed watching football and NASCAR and spending time with her family.

Joni is preceded in death by her husband, Don; parents, John and Emily Doutt; and brother, Johnny.

She is survived by her son, Donnie; sisters, Debbie Myles and her husband, Bob; Tina Elder and her husband, Tim; four nieces; four nephews; two great nephews and three great nieces.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 816-373-3600.