GRAND ISLAND — Joann Arrants, 76, of Kearney died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney with the Rev. Paul Colling officiating. Burial will be at Kearney Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney.


Joann G. Arrants was born Aug. 19, 1943, in Kearney to Steve and Alberta (Long) Arrants. She was raised in the Amherst area and was a graduate of Kearney High School.

Joann was a 35-year employee of Good Samaritan Hospital, serving several years as a surgical technician. Most recently, she was a foster grandparent with Head Start of Kearney.

Joann enjoyed spending time with her family, doing crossword puzzles, attending church with her dear friends Rose and Tony Wathen, and spending her summers in Texas with her sister.

She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi since May 1968. She also was a longtime member of the Kearney Eagles Club and Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Jason (Kathy) Arrants; grandchildren, Madison (Harley) Huryta, Ashton Arrants, Alex Arrants and Haydon Arrants; great-grandchildren, Cloe and Grayson Huryta, all of Kearney; brothers, Don Arrants of Grand Island, Dwaine Arrants of Kearney and Leroy Hoss of Kearney; sister, Darlene (Larry) Hibberd of Argyle, Texas; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Joann was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.

Visit to leave condolences online.

Sign up for daily Kearney Hub obituary notices

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.