She retired as an X-ray tech at Amherst Hospital. Joanne was a 1952 graduate of Amherst High School, past president of the Amherst Women’s League, and a member of the Medina VFW Womens Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling and playing Bingo.
Joanne is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Robert E. Northeim; dear children, Gregory (Mary) Northeim, Eric (Colleen) Northeim, Sue Bennett, Amy Gnagy, and Lisa (Thomas) Dryer; 13 loving grandchildren; sister, Kathleen Kelley; and her brother, Patrick (Eileen) Ryan.
She was preceded in death by her brother, James Ryan.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 19, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 A.M., Thursday, March 20, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 606 E. Washington St., Medina. Interment will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
The family suggests contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place. Memphis, TN 38105.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com