JoAnn (Messick) Hepfer

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TIPP CITY - JoAnn (Messick) Hepfer, 84, passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 3, 2013, due to a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 8, 1928.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edna (Sullivan) and Joseph Messick; three sisters; her husband of 60 years, Billy C. Hepfer Sr.; her son-in-law, Rick Allred; and a grandchild, Michael Hanshaw Jr.
She is survived by her children, daughter Tina Allred, Troy, son Billy (Christine) C. Hepfer Jr., and daughter Beth Hepfer, Tipp City; grandchildren, Brad (Karen) Hepfer, Melissa Allred, Jennifer Hanshaw, Matthew (Kourtney) Allred, Casey (Jess) McGreevy and Angela (Howard) Brentlinger; and eight great-grandchildren.

JoAnn was an employee of Wright-Patterson upon graduating from Tippecanoe High School, Class of 1946. She worked many years in the office at Spring Hill Nurseries. She loved to do crafts, many of which were always given as gifts to friends and family. JoAnn was a member of the Tipp City Seniors.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the funeral home, with Chaplain John Shelton officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hospice of Miami County, 550 Summit Ave., Suite 101, Troy, OH 45373, in JoAnn's name, to acknowledge and thank them for the superior and compassionate care they gave to JoAnn.