JoAnn H. Poirier (79) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (previously of Iron Mountain, Michigan), passed away peacefully on September 29th, 2021. She was born on April 1st, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to parents Kevin and Mary Rita Higgins. JoAnn was generous, kind, and always helping others. She loved jewelry, playing bridge, reading romance & mystery novels, and watching Jeopardy and all the "Judge" shows on television - she especially loved watching Perry Mason. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents & husband, Paul, and survived by her loving daughter, Lisa Poirier of Broken Arrow; beloved sister to 6 siblings of Chicago, Illinois: Kevin Higgins (Linda), Jill Clearfield (William), Brian Higgins, Michael Higgins, Eugene Higgins and Merry Levit (Martin), and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. No funeral service will be held in Oklahoma, but private memorial service will occur in her hometown of Iron Mountain, Michigan (announced at a later date).
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MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
Our hearts are broken. Rest in peace my dear sister.
God looked around His garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb,
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered "Peace be thine".
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.
October 10, 2021
JoAnne was the firstborn grandchild of Winifred Kelly Hoban and was celebrated in photographs from the day she was born during WW2. She kept in close caring contact with her Aunt Luella Hoban S in Arizona. Condolences from her cousins and thank you to her daughter Lisa for the love and care she gave to her in her later years.