JoEtta Segrue, age 68, of San Jose, California, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2012. She was born at Meade, Kansas on June 17, 1943 to Joe and Mary Friesen. She attended schools in Meade County, graduating from Meade High School in 1961. As the youngest of four children, and with three older brothers, she quickly earned the nickname “Tricky”, for her sweet mischievous nature. She spent her youth and young adulthood on the farm. Later, she attended Fort Hays State University and Emporia State University.
In lieu of a career as a school teacher, her path led west to California to lead a life as a wife and mother. She poured her heart into her family and other relationships, touching many lives with her kindness and compassion for others. Whether as a secretary, a nanny, a friend, mother, or grandmother, JoEtta always had room in her heart for others. Her faith was strong as a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. We will always cherish our precious years together and daily hold our memories of her close to our hearts.
JoEtta is survived by husband, Jim Segrue, children, Justin (Lisa) Wall, and Kelly (Paul) Farnsworth, stepsons, Philip (LeeAnn) Segrue and Glenn (DeeDee) Segrue and grandchildren Peter, Donovan and Avery Farnsworth, Jaxson, Carly and Owen Wall.
A brief graveside service will be held at Graceland Cemetery at Meade on Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9:30 am.