JoAnn Pollitt
1954 - 2021
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Swem Chapel - Buchanan
301 W. Front Street
Buchanan, MI

JoAnn Pollitt, 67, of Buchanan passed away Nov. 20, 2021, while on vacation in Georgia with her brother and his family.

JoAnn was born April 25, 1954, to Franklin LeRoy and Fern Williams.

JoAnn graduated from Galien High School. She married Jerry Pollitt, and they had two children, Casey and Jeff. They lost Casey at the age of 6 to leukemia.

JoAnn was preceded in death in January by husband, Jerry, of 45 years. JoAnn was also preceded in death by her parents; sister, Diane VanBlaricum; and nephew, Jason Williams.

She is survived by son, Jeff (Laura); sister, Sandy (Wayne) Whitmyer; brother, Richard (Shirley) Williams; nephew, Jeremy (Samantha) Williams; niece, Shawne (Randy) Sheldon; nephews, Andy and Billy Crooker; five great-nieces and nephews; and one step-granddaughter and one step-great-granddaughter.

JoAnn retired from Niles Community Schools (Southside). She was currently working part time for Tyler's Automotive in Niles. She was loved by all who knew her. She and her husband were blessed with many friends. They were known for their cookouts and campfires. Words cannot describe how many lives she touched with her love.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Swem Chapel, Buchanan. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at

Wherever a beautiful soul has been ... there is a trail of beautiful memories.

Published by The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 29, 2021.
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