JoAnne Estes was honored by a luncheon on April 23. She retired from McClung after 38 years of service. She was the bindery coordinator and also led the shipping and fulfillment areas. JoAnne not only worked hard at her job but also made everyone feel special at McClung. She put together multiple parties throughout her time, whether it was for a birthday or someone retiring. She was always right there to make sure everyone knows someone cared about them.
The luncheon included a smorgasbord of food, several toasts to JoAnne and a presentation of gifts and a scrapbook of photos. A number of retirees and former employees attended.
“Joanne Estes has been an inspiration and leader at McClung for 38 years, through her hard work, dedication, and drive,” said McClung President Adam Monk. “I’ve known Joanne for 18 years, and can honestly say Joanne has had the biggest effect on my career overall. Like so many others, Joanne has shown me a work ethic like no other, and a compassion without compare. Those two things combined have a huge effect on everyone around you. They have challenged me to do more, and always keep others front of mind. Joanne will be sorely missed, but the lasting effect of her guidance and leadership will live on in those who worked with and knew her for a very long time.”
Estes and her husband live in Staunton. She enjoys baking, antique shopping, taking care of her flower beds, her church and caring for the elderly.