Joan Anna Real

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Joan Anna Real, 76, of Purdy, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., daughter of Evald and Ellen (Lindvang) Sorensen on April 1, 1937.

After her graduation from South Gate High School in 1954, she attended Los Angeles Cosmetology School. On Nov. 19, 1966, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Real, in Las Vegas, Nev. In 1981, they moved from San Diego, Calif., to Stella, then moved to Purdy where they resided until her death. She worked at George's as a quality control lead before retiring in 2003.

Survivors include: her husband of 47 years, Kenneth Real, of Purdy; two sons, Russell Lowe and his wife, LaNia, of Butterfield, Steve Real and his wife, JoVon, of Bella Vista, Ark.; one daughter, Vicki Evans, of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Sonja LoBue, of Monett; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Bob Sorensen and one grandson.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at the White Funeral Home & Crematory, Cassville.

Memorials may be made to the family and entrusted to the White Funeral Home, P.O. Box 890, Cassville, MO 65625.