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JoAnn C. Crone


JoAnn C. Crone, 88, of Payne, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at Vancrest of Payne.

JoAnn was born in Norwalk, Ohio on December 15, 1931, a daughter of the late Cornelia (Crocker) and Ed  Heck.

She was an LPN at Paulding County Hospital and Dallas Lamb Foundation Home but will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother and devout member of Divine Mercy Church.

JoAnn will be sadly missed by her children, Nancy (Ray) Speice, Deborah (Jay) Young, Gerald Crone, Terri (George) Schuller, Stephen Crone & Thomas (Denise) Crone; brother, James (the late Marty) Heck; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren & great great grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gerald, whom she marred Dec. 27, 1949; grandson, Joshua Crone; great grandson, Brandon Cochrane and dogs Fred & Murphy.

Her graveside service is 10:30 AM on Friday, December 4th at Wiltsie Cemetery 7955 Road 51, Payne. Masks & social distancing are required.

Memorials are to Vancrest of Payne Activity Fund, 650 N. Main Street, Payne, Ohio 45880.

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Dear Jo Ann Crone family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the LORD comfort all of you in this time of grieving. May He bless you with peace and comfort from family, friends and loved ones. It was a joy to be able to see her while at the Van Crest was open before the COVID pandemic hit. She always seemed happy and was enjoying the tv and popcorn when I'd see her there! She will truly be missed! I was hoping to get back in to see her and was unable to but know that I did pray for her and asked lots of others to as well and so I hope all of those prayers helped her in her last days here on earth and I hope they will all help you as there will be many hard days ahead. Love and prayers always!
I heard we are related through Everett Heck's family and I am Dan's wife. Nancy, I may have even met your Mom at one of your garage sales! She looks so familiar to me. I bet that's why!

Deb Heck Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Nancy and All,
Pleasant memories of working with JoAnn at Paulding, we were like family there. Wishing you all comfort as you grieve and then the blessed peace of God.

JOYCE West Dec 6 2020 12:00 AM

My mom (Rose Miller) and JoAnn worked together at Dallas Lamb and became very good friends. I am so sorry for your loss. They were both very special ladies.

Beth (Miller) Lamb Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear about Joannes passing. She was a very sweet lovable lady and I always enjoyed talking to her. Very dear friend of our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Arvil and Joan Sizemore Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss of your mom.
Thoughts and prayers to all of you !

John and Sue Guyton Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Gerry, Debbie, Steve, Tom, Terri and Nancy.....On Sunday, November 29, just a day before your Mother's death, I made out a Christmas card to her, reflecting on who I was sending it to and the joy and friendship she (and your Dad when he coached me in either Pee Wee or Little League) gave me throughout the years. Like so many who've offered their condolences have already said, she was a sweet, lovable, hard working lady who always did her best to put on a smile and greet you...no matter where the encounter took place. She will be fondly remembered......May God comfort all of you and your families at this difficult time. With our sympathy.......

Jim and Vicki Hooker Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

Larry and I are thinking of you at this time

Larry Bradford Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of JoAnn Crone

DAWN MILLER Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

Mary Molitor Rager Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

I worked many years with this sweet, special lady. We had a lot of good times. She always cared and had a special place in her heart for others. Hugs to you Nancy, Deb, Terri, Steve, Jerry and Tom.

Ray and Judy

Judy Lyons Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

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