Joan 'Mama Jo' (Sparks) Mullins
Joan Mullins, age 83, of Yankton, Oregon passed away October 1, 2020, at Legacy Emanuel Portland Hospital.
She was born November 27, 1936, to Alburn Sparks (father) and Mary Sparks (mother) in Cabool, Missouri. Joan graduated from St. Helens High School in 1956.
She was a very driven and hard-working woman owning two restaurants, Carole's Place and The Yankton Store, and also owning a beautiful farm where she raised her family.
She had a passion for cooking and was well known for her famous burgers and pies. In her earlier years Joan was on a bowling league. She was a devoted member of the Yankton Community Fellowship, where she attended services, Bible studies and was always apart of the prayer chain. She had a love for watching nature, especially her birds.
She touched many peoples' lives always in a positive way.
She is predeceased by Mary and Alburn Sparks (mother and father) and Benjamin Pritchett (son).
She is survived by Gerald Pritchett (son), Julius Pritchett (son), Melvina Wilson (daughter); also by her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren who all loved her much. She will be missed dearly by so many.
A celebration of life will be held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds pavilion on Monday, October 26, at 2 p.m.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.columbiafh.com.
Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.