JoAnn Gelsinger


JoAnn Gelsinger, 80, of Brownstown, IL passed away at 6:15 PM, Sunday. May 31, 2020 at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon.

A Graveside Service and Interment will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 05, 2020 at Pilcher Cemetery, Brownstown with Rev. Tom Fedrigon officiating. Memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be expressed at

Mrs. Gelsinger was born on June 30, 1939, the daughter of Joseph Benjamin and Alva (Elkins) Grotts. She married Junior Arthur Gelsinger on October 01, 1955 in Bluff City. Together, they raised six children and celebrated nearly 60 years of marriage; he preceded in death on August 19, 2015.

JoAnn was previously employed as a home health caregiver. She was a member of the Country Echoes Music Club at the Seminary School House. She loved crocheting, playing games and keeping in touch with friends and family on social media.

She is survived by her sons, Jimmy Joe Gelsinger and Stanley Gelsinger; daughters, Joyce Frailey with Cary Bare, Janet and husband Steve Goodson, Lisa Gelsinger with Rob Wuehler, and Jessica and husband TW Branham; sister, Rosilee and husband Jim Grubaugh; brother-inlaw, Bob Gelsinger; sister-in-law, Ilene and husband Mervin Kleinik; grandchildren, Chad, Jamie, Logan Jr., Anthony, Heather, Cody, Shelby, Misti, Andy, Dustin, Dalton, Brittney, Kaytee, and Trynitee; great-grandchildren, Megan, Hunter, Ashton, Hailey, Olivia, Zach, Kassidy, Emaleah, Dylan, Evan, Addysin, Zoey, Annabelle, Tyler, Tymber, Kirsten, Shelby, and Dylan; great-great-grandchildren, Emery, Bently, and Paisley; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, George Grotts and Kenny Grotts; sister, Evelyn Barbour; son-in-law, Logan Frailey Sr.; and grandson J.R. Gelsinger.

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