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Joanne Elizabeth Midgett

Posted By obits On July 20, 2020 @ 4:58 pm In Obituaries,Outer Banks | 12 Comments

Joanne Elizabeth Midgett of Rodanthe, NC passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late William Gerard Moher and Emily Esther Arbeiter. Joanne grew up attending Catholic School and found her faith and love for the Lord at an early age. Upon graduating High School, she joined the U.S. Navy and served her country proudly. After the Navy, Joanne returned home to help her mother and worked as an IBM Operator, before moving East and meeting the Love of her life.

A member of Fair Haven UMC and Clark’s Bethel, she was well-known and respected in the community. Joanne always believed in helping others and was proud of her roles as Girl Scout Leader and Head of the Theta Rho’s. A girl’s club under the Internal Order of Oddfellows, of which she taught and choreographed a drill team of teenage girls from the Tri Villages and took them on to win at National Competitions. She was also a long-standing member and past President of the International Association of Rebekah’s.

A believer in hard work, and keeping busy, Joanne continued to work two jobs well into her 60’s. She managed several Outer Banks Restaurants throughout the ’70s and ’80s and won several waiter/waitress competitions that were held in Nags Head. She spent another 20+ years working in the Vacation Rental industry on Hatteras Island as well as other Customer Service-related jobs where she met and touched so many different lives.

Joanne had a flair for life and loved spending time with her family.  She had a smile that could light up a room and a great sense of humor. She never sugar-coated anything and told you exactly what she thought. She was beyond kind, loving, compassionate, honest, and true. She did so much for so many and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her Husband Steve Midgett; Daughters, Robin Williams (Scott) of Kitty Hawk, NC; Sheriann Sarsfield (Jim) of Grandy, NC; Angel Midgett of Waves, NC; a Son Steve Midgett Jr (Diane) of Rodanthe, NC. Granddaughters, Hillary Midgett, Jillian Reese (Richard), Brittany Midgett, Emily Volman (Tanner); Grandsons, Triston Williams, James Sarsfield, Tanner Williams. Great-Granddaughter Amelia Reese; Brothers Michael G. Moher (Deborah) and Ronald Butler; Sisters Sue Conard (Tony) and Barbara Arban (Mike), as well as many dear friends, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.

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Condolence from Beulah Ashby on July 20th, 2020 7:28 pm

I will so miss her and Mr. Steve coming to Owens Restaurant for dinner. I so loved seeing and talking to both of them. Praying for your family Mr. Steve.

Condolence from Marsha M. Brown on July 20th, 2020 7:54 pm

Joanne Midgett earned many gold stars on earth for her tremendous genuine spirit & outstanding work ethic. I had the privilege to work with Joanne for years and admire her incredible tenacity & commitment to any/all tasks & duties her position required. She always went far & beyond & it was typical for Joanne to exceed expectations at all times. Billy & I were blessed to know her as our friend & she will NEVER be forgotten. Her character, love for Steve, their children & all family members was precious. Joanne no doubt was met with eager angels to welcome her into Heaven. She was an incredible, exceptional lady with talents she never boasted about. She could decorate, put on a spread & always make the best of everything. I loved Joanne & I’m proud to have had her friendship to cherish. Steve, Robin, Sheri, Angel & Buddy I love you all too – God bless you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Condolence from Bertie k on July 20th, 2020 8:10 pm

Steve and family. I ‘m so sorry for your loss. Joanne will be missed. Love and prayers to all.

Condolence from Karen Foreman on July 21st, 2020 6:35 am

Robin and family,
So sorry for your loss. I met your mom when we were in nursing school together and thought she was a nice person . Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Karen Speakman Foreman

Condolence from Toni & Wayne on July 21st, 2020 10:31 am

We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you peace.

Condolence from Janice Farr on July 21st, 2020 1:37 pm

Angel and family,
I’m so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was indeed a great lady, very hard working and one who could always be counted on. I’m glad she could enjoy retirement and her grand-babies and family for a while. I know you all have many happy memories. Cherish these as you go through the days and moments ahead. I pray God’s peace will surround you all and comfort you.
You have our deepest sympathy,
Janice and Mike Farr

Condolence from Allison on July 21st, 2020 4:02 pm

So sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Condolence from Sydney Mejia on July 21st, 2020 10:37 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of Mrs. Joannes passing. She was such a wonderful lady. I feel so honored just getting to know her from waiting on her at Darrells Restaurant. I will greatly miss seeing her. I hold you Mr. Steve and your family in my heart and prayers. Love Sydney and the Darrells crew.

Condolence from Angel Hooper on July 23rd, 2020 9:18 am

I am very sorry for the loss of your mother, what a full life of accomplishments,I know y’all loved her very much! May she rest in pease!

Condolence from Mary Blaisdell on July 24th, 2020 2:01 pm

Dear Robin and family, I never had the pleasure of knowing your mom, but knowing you, Robin and what a beautiful lady and friend you are, she couldn’t be anything other than special. After reading about her, I can see her in you. Moms are the heartbeat of our lives and I can’t say how sorry I am for your loss. Praying that God’s peace will surround you all today and in the days ahead as you journey without her. Much love to you, Scott, Tristen and Tanner.

Condolence from Kendra Chieco on July 24th, 2020 9:39 pm

So sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. She was so spunky and sweet at the same time. I haven’t seen her in many years but often wondered how she was doing. I remember her from the Dareolina Cove Restaurant. She was always so nice to me and I never forgot that. My condolences to her family and much aloha.

Condolence from Kelly on July 27th, 2020 10:04 pm

Been kinda quiet on this….. mainly because some people you just can’t imagine them gone. I mean some people are so strong that in your mind you think they will be here forever.

This was not just my Aunt. She was a role model. She was the glue to her family. She was the hardest worker and one of the best cooks around. This woman wanted to adopt me when she knew I was in need of active, positive role models. She fought for me. She spoke out loud and didn’t care who had their feelings hurt regarding her opinion. This. I. Will. Never. Forget.

She used to paint my nails before she painted hers. She had the best looking REAL nails. She would always give me a piece of Freedent gum before church on Sunday. She always made sure I was able to see my grandma as much as I wanted.

I will never forget telling her when I was 19 I was going to me a mom. She was like how is my baby gonna have a baby. She didn’t doubt me but she was in denial that I was going to grow up. She met Brianna when she was 5 weeks old. She hugged me and said, “you will always be a baby in my eyes and now your a baby with a baby.” Through the trials and tribulations of being a young mom I would be lying if I didn’t think about the things she did for me to have a better life and I did some of those same things.

Aunt Joanne, I love you. You know that though. Hug my Daddy after you give him a piece of that mind. I know you already found him cause he was probably hiding from you. I know your with my Grandma, gah, hug her even tighter for me. Y’all have fun and watch out over us.

The world will not be the same with out you.

Robin, Sherri, Buddy, and MY Angel and of course Steve….. I love y’all more than you know. AND I am so sorry!

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