Joanie was caught having sex with Chet Kaminski and arrested. It is mentioned by Deputy Polly that this is a regular occurrence between the two. When Ruby demands that all the prisoners be let out, she is among them.
Eventually, the skinless corpse of Margie attacks, having become a Baal Demon. It heads straight for Joanie, who picks up a pair of shears and attacks the demon head on. Unfortuantely, the demon rips off Joanie's arm and throws her through a glass window, practically beheading her. Due to the attachment Chet had for her, he is understandably upset with her death.
- Joanie is the second confirmed LGBT character in the Evil Dead franchise after Ruby Knowby.