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Joann Jump Obituary

Joann Ernst Jump
Joann Ernst Jump

March 2, 1937 - December 6, 2016
Born in Dayton, Ohio
Resided in Asheville, NC
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ASHEVILLE, NC - Joann Elaine Ernst Jump, age 79, died Tues., Dec. 6, 2016 at St. Joseph's Hospital campus.

Joann was a native of Dayton, Ohio and had lived in Asheville since 1990. Most recently, she was a resident of Trinity View Senior Living Community in Arden.

Joann was a daughter of the late John Ernst and Dorothy Parsons Ernst. She was preceded in death by a son, Craig Matthew Jump, who died in 1962. She was a graduate of Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio, and attended Ohio University where she studied education and was a member of Kappa Delta. Joann began her career as a school teacher and was also, in later years, an interior designer. In 1992, she became a successful life and health insurance agent representing Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Asheville until her retirement in 2006.

Joann followed many sports but was particularly a loyal fan of the University of Kentucky basketball team. She was a gifted flutist and piccolo player and passed her appreciation for music on to all of her children. Still, Joann's favorite activity was a family meal with her children, grandchildren, and friends. She was a devoted and loving mother to all of her children and a member of the Church of the Resurrection. She was a woman of faith and worked hard to raise her children in the eyes of the Lord.

Joann is survived by six children, Douglas Jump of Cincinnati, Ohio; Darren Jump (Sonya) of Temecula, Calif.; Pamela Boston (Scott) of Evansville, Ind.; Lisa Anderson (John) of West Chester, Ohio; Ellen Darnall (Jeff) of Flemingsburg, Ky., and John Jump (Jeannie) of Duluth, Ga.; one sister, Jayne Cosmar of West Palm Beach, Fla., along with several grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Sat., Feb. 18, 2017 at the Church of the Resurrection in Asheville with the Ven. William G. McLoughlin officiating. Burial will be private at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Church of the Resurrection, 11 Vail Court, Asheville, NC 28806, or the charity of your choice.




Church of the Resurrection
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC US 28806
Saturday, February 18, 2017
1:00 PM


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