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JoAnn S. Leavenworth

JoAnn was born on March 5, 1921 in Evanston, Illinois, and passed away on June 15,, 2019.  She was a resident of Laurel Lake in Hudson, Ohio for 15 years, previously in Beachwood, Ohio.  JoAnn graduated from John Marshall High School in 1938 and Ohio Wesleyan University in 1942. During her college years, she belonged to Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority and was elected to membership in the  Eta Chapter of Ohio, Phi Beta Kappa .

In December 1942 JoAnn married Ralph William (Bill) Leavenworth, Jr. while Bill served in the Navy. They were happily married for 66 years. They enjoyed playing golf and tennis together at Canterbury Country Club. They were avid ping-pong and bridge players and were devout Cleveland Browns fans. Traveling with good friends was treasured; some of their favorite trips were to Bermuda and Europe. They especially loved their family vacations to the Muskoka Lakes region of Ontario, Canada. Together JoAnn and Bill enjoyed supporting their children’s activities including traveling to every high school and college football game.

JoAnn was a true lady, gracious and considerate, with a wonderful sense of humor and a strong sense of right and wrong. She was intelligent, a student of art, history, and language into her late years. A regular hobby was her daily crossword puzzles. A loving mother and wife, she created a warm and happy home environment.

JoAnn is deeply loved and will be missed by all.

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  1. We know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for you all. You have our deepest sympathy. When someone you love dies becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure they can fill your hearts with love and bring you peace, Until the fulfillment of Hosea 1314 we are all mighty God promises from the power of the above I will redeem them, from there I will be coming down. May this promise bring your family some measure of comfort at this time.

  2. Alexander Herbruck

    All the Herbruck’s are thinking about you and all of your magnificent family. We will hope to catch up with all that were dear to you at the celebration of your life.
    Alex Herbruck & Family

  3. Ric and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom sounds like she was an exceptional person.

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