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Clara JoAnn Hieb

Aug. 3, 1934 - Jan. 10, 2023

Date of Service: Jan. 21, 2023

RUPERT – Clara JoAnn Hieb, an 88-year-old resident of Meridian, and formerly of Rupert, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at Grace Assisted Living in Meridian.

JoAnn was born Aug. 3, 1934, in Winfield, Kansas, to Roy Taylor and Esther Louise (Detmer) Archer. She was baptized as an infant at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Kansas and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran at Clover, and has been an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Rupert, since 1951. She attended school in Kansas prior to moving to Idaho with her family. JoAnn graduated from Rupert High School with the class of 1952.

On Sept. 5, 1954, JoAnn married Gary Hieb, and they made their home in Rupert. To this union was born a son, Alan Hieb, in 1959, and they adopted their daughter, Jan, in 1967. JoAnn’s family was the most important and certainly the most enjoyable part of her life. She and Gary traveled countless miles to be a part of each event in which they were involved. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing and especially the “Grandma can fix it” projects.

JoAnn worked for years at Idaho First National Bank, Rupert, and prior to retirement was the Juvenile Court Clerk at Minidoka County Magistrate Court for more than 22 years.

JoAnn is survived by her husband, Gary; son, Alan (Kathy) Hieb; daughter, Jan (Phil) Sheridan; grandchildren, John (Amy) Hieb, Eric (Katie) Hieb, Christina (Brandon) Snyder, Melissa Sheridan, Amanda (Colby) Caperon, Philip Sheridan, and Jessica Sheridan; eight great-grandchildren, Klark, Emry and Raelyn Hieb, Derek, Clara, Hadley and Brielle Caperon, and Theodore Snyder; and many nephews and nieces.

Her parents and four brothers, Harvey, Ira, Fred and George Archer preceded her in death.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 909 8th St., in Rupert, where family and friends may call one hour prior to the service. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. James Von Busch. Burial will follow at Rupert Cemetery.

A livestream of the service will be available at tlcrupert.com.

The family suggests memorials be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home of Burley.

Condolences for Clara JoAnn Hieb

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From Christine Mohlman Keilty :
Gary, Alan and Jan - I just heard of Joann's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know my folks really enjoyed Joann's friendship through Trinity and I have many memories of her. She was always so impeccably dressed and classy.
so sorry for your loss, Jan and Alan..such a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother will be sorely missed. Allison, Justin and I are sending all of our thoughts and prayers to you at this time...
From Tim Mietzner:
Sorry to hear of the loss of JoAnn. She was an important influence on my life, the lives at Trinity Lutheran Church, and all that knew her. A life well-lived!
From Joel Mietzner:
Gary, Alan and Jan,

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear of Joanne's passing. Joel and Roann Mietzner
From Cathy (Lawson) Ingalls:
My condolences to the family of JoAnn, she was a sweet and beautiful lady...She will be missed by anyone who had the good fortune to know her...God Bless
From Diana and Dennis Warburton:
So sorry to hear of your loss. Remembering JoAnn and Gary when they lived in Rupert, living down the street from us, attending the Minico sporting events and the other events in Rupert.
From Joanna Williams :
Gary, Alan, Jan and your family, I’m sorry for your loss. Loved working with JoAnn in Magistrate Court.
From Marion Weickum:
Gary and family: I am sorry for your loss. JoAnn and I worked together for many years. It was a joy and through the years in friendship on the road trips to bowling tournaments. Fun for all. Blessings on you at this time. A Friend.
From Lisa Kamachi:
It was such a great pleasure working with JoAnn at Magistrate Court. She was funny, and fun, and warm, very devoted to her Judge, and one of the most decent humans I have ever met.. Sincerest regards to her family...she loved you all so much.
From Rosie Nevarez Santos:
Gary, Alan & Jan, we are so sorry for the Loss of Joann, she was an amazing lady and the best neighbor. Sending all our thoughts and prayers to you and the family. All our love, Robert, Mary, Rosie, Bobby & Roy Nevarez & Family.

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