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JoAnn Rich

JoAnn Rich

JoAnn Rich, 64, of Clarks Hill, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Central in Lafayette. Born on July 14, 1949, JoAnn was the daughter of the late Joseph Franklin and the late Mary Elizabeth "Mammie" (Hodges) Davis. In 1969, she was married to Gerald H. Rich in Frankfort. They later divorced. At the age of 14, JoAnn began working at Bowels Nursing Home in Clarks Hill. She then went on to work for over 30 years at Ben Hur nursing home in Crawfordsville as a nurse's aide. What she enjoyed the most with her job was taking care of the mentally disabled patients. In her free time, JoAnn enjoyed swinging on her front porch and spending time with her grandchildren. JoAnn is survived by two sons, Gerald "Jerry" "Pooh" (Denise Brooks) Rich of West Point and John Rich of Clarks Hill; her daughter, Jeanette (Jerold) Gould of Clarks Hill; one sister, Jane Smith of Colfax; two brothers, Danny Davis of West Lafayette and James (Rosie) Davis of Clarks Hill; ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by a brother, William Jackson, and two sisters, Mary Gordon and Linda Lemen. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Clarks Hill Christian Church with Pastor Steve Johnson, Rev. Dr. Clayton Kendall, and Mary Hollis officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 5-8:00 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Chapel, Lafayette. You may light a Candle of Hope in Remembrance of JoAnn by visiting www.fisherfuneralchapel.com



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Fisher Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services
914 Columbia Street  Lafayette, IN 47901
765-742-1117

Published in the Journal & Courier on Mar. 3, 2014
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