Joni Prahl Whitney passed away at home in Tolar, Texas, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was the light of many people’s lives and will be missed every day. Joni was born in Laramie to George and Ladonna Prahl. She attended schools in Laramie, and Lakeside, Montana, and graduated from Benton City, Washington, in 1977. She returned to Laramie, attended cosmetology school in Cheyenne and bought the The Hair Loft in 1984. Joni married Mark Armstrong in 1985, and son Adam was born in January 1986. She married Mike Whitney in 1993. They moved to a ranch, where she enjoyed the lifestyle. Joni returned to Laramie and The Hair Loft until retirement. She and Mike moved to Texas in 2014, where she enjoyed the warm weather. Joni was preceded in death by her parents; brother Eddie; sister-in-law Bonnie; and one niece. She is survived by her husband Mike; and son Adam.

A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. April 22, 2017, at the VFW, 2142 Garfield St.