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Joan Pool Deisher (Plainview)

July 14, 1934 — April 4, 2022

Joan Pool Deisher (Plainview)

Joan Deisher, 87, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2022 after spending time visiting with her family. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with Brent Wells officiating.

Joan was the fifth of nine children born to Norman Reuben and Ethel Derrick Pool in Mt. Pleasant, Texas on July 14, 1934.  She graduated from Kress High School where she was actively involved in volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, and drama. During her time in high school, she rode the bus from Kress to Plainview to work at the West Pharmacy. Her knowledge and experience in bookkeeping equipped her for over 50 years of service with various cotton gins and grain elevators before retiring from her final career with Byron Jackson Pump. 

Joan met the love of her life, Robert Deisher, and they married on June 17, 1956 in Clovis, New Mexico before settling down in Plainview. Robert and Joan shared 41 beautiful years of marriage together before Robert’s passing in 1997. Joan was a wonderful mother to their two daughters, Lisa and Tonya. She became a loving grandmother to three grandchildren, Lindsey, Colton and Kelsey. Her love and commitment to her family led her to an endless number of dance recitals, choir and theatre performances, as well as baseball and basketball games. She was thrilled to most recently welcome two great grandchildren, Miles and Oliver, into her family. Joan unconditionally loved, supported, and provided for her immediate and extended family throughout her lifetime. She was proud to be lovingly known as “Gram” and “Mum” by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and their friends. 

Joan was well known for her cooking, as one of her greatest joys was to bring people together over a delicious meal. Beyond the countless family meals she prepared, she served others through this ministry for church events, funerals, new members of the community, and loved hosting numerous wedding and baby showers for family and friends. She was also an active member of the Garland Street Church of Christ for many years. In addition to her cooking, Joan had a reputation as a wonderful seamstress. She used her skills to generously make blankets and quilts, as well as doll clothes and other gifts for her family and friends. 

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Deisher, Jr; son-in-law, Randy Smith; her parents, Norman and Ethel Pool; four brothers, Norman Pool Jr., J.C. Pool, Durwood Pool, Perry Bob Pool; two sisters, Syble Cecil and Dorothy Quisenberry.  She is survived by her two daughters, Lisa Horne and husband Scott of Plainview, Tonya Smith of Canyon; one brother, Larry Pool of Arkansas; one sister, Patricia Jones of Plainview; three grandchildren, Lindsey Kalisch & husband Dominik of Germany, Colton Smith of Canyon, Kelsey Smith of Lubbock; and two great-grandchildren, Miles & Oliver Kalisch of Germany.

Joan will be greatly missed by the many whose lives she touched and leaves behind a legacy of loving care and service to those who had the privilege of knowing her and walking alongside her through the remarkable life she lived.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Children’s Home of Lubbock at P.O. Box 2824, Lubbock, TX 79408-9973 or to Amarillo Angels at 2200 4th Avenue #141, Canyon, TX 79015 or online at

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Memorial Service

Friday, May 20, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel - Plainview

3605 Southwest 3rd, Plainview, TX 79072

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