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Joanne Avers


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Joanne Avers Obituary
Avers, Joanne
1936 - 2018
Joanne Emma Avers, 81, died Friday, July 6, 2018. Joanne was born December 6, 1936 in Fremont to Lawrence and Velma Ferkel. On Aug. 20, 1955 she married Rev. Robert Paul Avers. They spent 10 years as missionaries in Ethiopia. Joanne taught 10 years in Tiffin and served with her husband in Petersburg and Bettsville. Joanne and Bob volunteered 10 years for Habitat for Humanity. After "retiring" she taught 6 years in Columbus and then home-schooled 2 of her grandchildren. They enjoyed time with all their grandchildren even visiting Madagascar. Bob preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 2012. Joanne is survived by her children, Mark (Laura) Avers of Colorado, Deborah (Kevin) Mohr of Bluffton, Dianne (James) Dannemiller of Carroll and Sharon (Robert) Arnold of Pennsylvania; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; her brother, Richard (Cathy) Ferkel of Michigan; brother-in-law, Rev. James (Linda) Avers of Fremont. Joanne was full of joy because of her faith in Jesus. Her family will deeply miss her laughter and tears, vibrant personality, and her unconditional love for all. Visitation 11:30-1pm Friday, July 13, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 147 W. Forest St, Clyde. Funeral follows at 1pm with Mark giving eulogy. Burial in McPherson Cemetery. Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements - www.auxterfuneralhomes.com. Memorials to Seneca County Habitat for Humanity, 65 Grace St, Tiffin, OH 44883 or Barnabas International for Mark & Laura Avers in Memory of Joanne, PO Box 708, Elkhorn, WI 53121-0708.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 11, 2018
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