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Joann (Rodgers) Edwards


1929 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Joann (Rodgers) Edwards Obituary
JoAnn Edwards of Grass Lake, MI passed away Saturday May 6, 2017 with her family by her side.  She was born June 21, 1929 in Reading, MI, daughter of Thomas and Bertha Rodgers. She married the love of her life, Dean Edwards on October 1, 1950 in Montgomery, MI.
Surviving is her husband Dean Edwards of Grass Lake, MI, daughter, Paula (Jim) Stormont of Grass Lake, MI, son Vince (Barbara) Edwards of Lake Ann, MI. Grandchildren are Melissa Stormont of Charlotte, NC, Brian (Heather) Stormont of Grass Lake, MI, David (Kaleigh) Edwards of Jackson, MI, and Sara (Nick) Hawkins of Lake Ann, MI. Great-grandchildren are Zander and Adeline Stormont of Grass Lake, MI and Abram Edwards of Jackson, MI. 
She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Bertha Rodgers; a sister Virginia Holly, among both brother-in-law's and sister-in-law's.
She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist faith in Litchfield and Grass Lake churches. She was educated in the public school system and attended Hillsdale College.
JoAnn's quiet nature along with her enduring sense of love and compassion for all that graced her presence were immeasurable attributes cherished by both family and friends. 
She was a family advocate and it defined how she lived her life. She was a loving and supportive wife and companion for over 66 years of marriage to her husband. 
Anyone that met JoAnn was instantly referred to as "Lovie" and a hug, sweet kiss, or a gentle squeeze of her hand would follow.  She loved people and they loved her. She was the most caring, giving and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.  We will miss her nurturing sweet smile, strength, and compassion which was felt in her presence.
Rest in Peace our beloved "Lovie".
Memorial services will be held at the Grass Lake United Methodist Church in Grass Lake, MI on at 2 p.m. Sunday May 21, with a fellowship hour to follow.
Memorial gifts in her name may be made to the Grass Lake United Methodist Church. 
Arrangements entrusted to Sherwood Funeral Home, Grass Lake.
Please sign JoAnn's guest book at sherwoodfh.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on May 16, 2017
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