JoAnn Dawe age 77, of Liberty Center, went home to be with God on Monday, August 26, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by her loving family. JoAnn was born in Grand Rapids, Ohio on April 3, 1942 to the late Floyd & Geneva (Thomas) Vollmar. She met and married the love of her life Thomas Dawe on July 25, 1964. A country girl at heart, JoAnn and her husband Tom, lived on a farm where they raised three wonderful children. She graduated from Elkart University with a degree as a lab technician working in various hospitals and family practices around the area. She enjoyed raising flowers, chickens, feeding her humming birds and especially enjoyed her 6 dachshund dogs. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 55 years, Thomas; children, Michelle (Scott) Drummond; Michael (Christina Haerr) Dawe; Theresa (Troy) Emrick; grandchildren, Ryan-Michael; Roland-Daniel; Noah; Christian; Alyssa; Braden and sisters, Helen Jane Hammer and Elaine Long. Friends and family will be received at the Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy. 109, Delta on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11 A.M. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main St., Swanton 43558.
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