Born: 6/26/1933, Rutland, Illinois
Ethel Joanne Cinnamon Mantikos, 75, passed away after prolonged illness on December 27, 2008 at Allen Memorial Hospital.
Joanne was born in Rutland, Illinois, June 26, 1933 to Robert William and Anna Elizabeth Swanberg Cinnamon. Her birthplace was the family homestead of her great grandfather Robert Cinnamon of Ireland. She graduated from Minonk-Dana High School and was employed by State Farm Insurance Company. She entered the Civil Service, working at Yokota Army Base in Japan from 1950-1951. Following her overseas time, she worked in a Chicago marketing firm where she met and married Chris Mantikos in August, 1958. Shortly after that they moved to Staten Island, New York, and they divorced in 1984. She retired from Western Union where she had been employed as a Human Resource Specialist. In 1994 she relocated to Moab, Utah, and became an active member of the community, assisting with the Moab Music Festival, cooking meals for the seniors of the community and participated in the elementary school reading program. She worked at Pack Creek Resort for a short time. She was a member of the Community Church. Joanne was an avid reader and enjoyed photography.
She is survived by sisters Gladys Alleman of Tonica, IL, Mabel Schneider of Paradox, CO; brothers Jim Cinnamon of Minonk, IL, Gary Cinnamon of Sacramento, CA and Steve Cinnamon of Omaha, NE. She has 16 nephews and nieces and 21 grand nephews and nieces and several great-grand nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Robert and her divorced husband.
Memorials may be made to Allen Memorial Hospital or your charity of choice.
Memorial Services will be held Monday, December 29 at 5:00 pm at the Community Church, 544 MiVida Drive, Moab, UT.
Tributes1/5/2009 - My dear friend Joanne...I will always remember the good times we had...and we had alot of them....and the laughs....your wonderful spirit has given joy to many....I was blessed to have you in my life....Goodbye for now Mrs. M..Mrs. B signing off. Jeanne Barfoot - Jeanne Barfoot1/2/2009 - Joanne (slave) was a wonderful friend, I will miss her very very much. The world is a much better place having had her in it. Joanne-I miss you! Love Riley - Riley Ritchie1/2/2009 - Joanne I will miss you and your energy, and your friendship. I am sorry to see a special person leave this earth without being able to say goodbey but you know you are loved and missed, Lori Ritchie - Lori Ritchie12/30/2008 - Please let the family of Joanne Mantikos know that we are so sorry. We loved her here at Dr. Virgilio's office. She fought a long journey. I will miss her sweet smile and awesome spirit. Sheryl - Sheryl12/29/2008 - To all the Family I am deeply grieved and sorry for your loss of Joanne; I admired very much her many talents and intelligence along with the drive she had to do so much in life. Be assured I am with you in spirit and in prayer and I will remember Joanne in a contribution to my favorite charity which supports causes of peace, justice, ecology and ministry to the poor. May she rest in eternal peace and joy. - Bill Schumacher12/29/2008 - Joanne was one of our favorite patients! She was always cheerful when she came to the clinic. The last time I saw her, she had brought the most delicious pecans! I'll always remember her last "treat".It was a pleasure to have been a part of her care. - Dianne Wheeler, RN12/28/2008 - My dear friend, Joanne. I will miss you much. You have been so wonderful to me over the many years we have been friends. I know the pain you have suffered and I'm glad you are not in pain anymore. I will think of you often and hope that I meet you again in Heaven. May God Bless you forever and may you finally rest in peace. With Love from, June - June Baasch
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