JoAnn Hance passed away in the early morning hours of August 1st, 2013, in the comfort of her home with family and in the hearts and prayers of all who knew her.
JoAnn lived her life with the same determination and strength of character as her beloved thoroughbred "Secretariat". Her life was lived well. A devoted Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend.
JoAnn is survived by her sons, Richard (Jacque) Hance, and Michael (Sand) Hance; daughters, Susan (Guil) Beck and Noni ( James) Darakhshan; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Chanti and Jeff Flanagan (Morgan, Drew, Brady), Dodd and Christy Hance (Harper), Megan Hance (Tyler, Nathan), Jim and Holly Brinkman (Sam, Ben, John), T. J. Hance (Riley, Cooper), Beau and Megan Hance, Madison and Ryan Green, Taylor and Jeremy Gilbert, Gabe Schierberg, Kassi and Jeremiah Oliver (Baby Oliver), Dustin Darakhshan. Her brother, John (Linda) Veith; sister, Sue Phelps and treasured nieces and nephews. She also leaves a family of friends at Sunglass World, her employer, and "girlfriends" Sheila Runge, Doris Heath and B. J. Smith, who have enriched her life.
A funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 AM Monday, August 5, 2013, at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. Kent-Forest Lawn
2403 Harrison Ave.
Panama City, Fla. 32405