Joanne Claycamp, 85, formerly of WaKeeney, KS, late of Kenosha, WI, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Casa Del Mare.
Born in Hill City, KS, on July 14, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Oakie (Bell) Hillman. She was educated in the schools of WaKeeney and married her high school sweetheart, Henry Claycamp. Shortly after, Joanne and Henry began a lifelong adventure of many moves across the country as Henry progressed in academic and business positions. She moved to Kenosha in 2010 from living in McKinney, TX, and previously on both US coasts, and even a year in Switzerland.
Joanne was known as both a talented cook and a gracious hostess for both casual and formal dinner parties. She was always active in community social and volunteer activities wherever she lived. Joanne was a managing volunteer for the American Cancer Society in California and a committed hospital volunteer McKinney. She spent some of her empty nest years sharpening her bridge play, painting, pottery and tap dancing with Evening Stars tap dancing group.
Above all, Joanne loved family and gathering her family for visits and holidays. Surviving are her four children, Eric (Margaret) Claycamp of Grapevine, TX, Gregg (Rebecca) Claycamp of North Potomac, MD, Jan (Dennis) Claycamp-Dickey of Woodstock, GA, and Jill (Dan) Watring of Kenosha; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorene Hitchcock.
A memorial service will take place in the Spring of 2018 back in her home town of WaKeeney.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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