Joan Ghrist Obituary

Joan L. Ghrist
Joan L. Ghrist

December 15, 1934 - June 18, 2022
Born in Franklin County, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Joan (Jo) Louise Hannah Ghrist, 87, passed away on June 18, 2022 after a short and sudden illness.

Jo is remembered for her deep love of family and friends, her kind and generous manner, her magical gardens and her love and patronage of the arts. Jo and her husband Tom enjoyed traveling throughout the world and she left a lasting impression on acquaintances and strangers alike.

She is survived by five children, Mary, Anne, Tommy, Julie and Sara and five grandchildren, Virginia, Elizabeth, Gwendolynn, Thomas and Silvia. She is preceded in death by her husband Tom and daughter Diane.

A private family service will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Central Presbyterian Church. Friends and family are invited to a reception at Wakonda Club on Friday at Noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Garden Club of America (14 East 60th Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10022 or





Funeral Service
Public Reception
Wakonda Club
3915 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA USA 50321
Friday, June 24, 2022
12:00 PM