Joanne M. Sooter, 76, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011, at her residence.

Joanne M. Sooter, 76, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 25, 2011, at her residence.


Services will be at 12 p.m., Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons, Floral Hills Chapel.  Mausoleum entombment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.


Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, at the chapel.


Joanne was born July 30, 1935, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Leo G. and Ruth A. (Long) Gotschall and had lived in this area all of her life. She was a member of the Sugar Creek United Methodist Church.


Survivors include her husband of 52 years, David S. Sooter, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Larry Howard of Independence, MO; two granddaughters, Christine Feuerstein of Grain Valley, MO, and Katie Howard of Independence, MO.


Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at     www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.


Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons, Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133, 816-353-1218.