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JoAnne Elizabeth (Jacobs) Tevis
JoAnne Elizabeth (Jacobs) TevisCrossJoAnne Elizabeth (Jacobs) Tevis, age 72 of Marion, left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.  She passed away at Lake Wales Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

JoAnne was born December 12, 1938 to the late Carl and Henrietta Mae (Hedges) Jacobs at their home near York Center.  She attended school at York Center and through consolidation, spent her high school years at Byhalia.

On December 31, 1954 she married Paul Eugene Tevis in the Richmond Methodist Church.  They moved to the Richwood area and were blessed with five children, who all attended and graduated from the Richwood-North Union Public Schools.

JoAnne is survived by one son, Paul Eugene (Molly) Tevis Jr., Steubenville; four daughters, Mary (Bruce) Robinson, Marion; Melissa (Robert) Werley, Vermilion; Debra (David) Clayton, Wadsworth; Pamela (Richard) Fussell, League City, Texas; nineteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Janet (Larry) Dunn, Marysville; Jean (Richard) Plotner, Marion; Becky (Ron) Rynders, Abilene, Texas; three brothers, Charles (Lucille) Jacobs, Prospect; Jim (Donna) Jacobs, Little Hocking; Jerry (Linda) Jacobs, Garrettsville.  Preceding her in death were her parents and three brothers.

She was a member of the Crosswood United Methodist Church.  JoAnne was very active in school activities during the years her children were attending school.  She was president of the PTA, the Progressive Mothers Club and the North Union Music Boosters.  She was a room mother for several years and chairperson of the Richwood Springenfest.  She was a 4-H leader for many years while her children were in school and served on the election board for many years in Union and Marion Counties.

JoAnne and her husband were quite active in the Marion Hicks and Chicks Western Square Dance Club and the Swamp Fox Camping Club for a number of years.  She was a member of Creators Gild in Marion Since 1989 where she served as president for one term.

She worked for several years at the grocery stores in Richwood.  She and her husband moved to the Prospect Area and she worked for LSY Advertising and retired from MPS Credit Union.  She also had her own craft business for a number of years.

After her husband, Paul (Gene) retired from Marion Power Shovel, they spent their winters in Lake Wales, Florida where they enjoyed several activities.  JoAnne was in charge of the Sunday church services and played the piano.  She was also chairperson of the Thursday Crafts.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at 1:30 PM in the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Ryan Chivington officiating.  Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery.  Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 5 PM at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to Crosswood United Methodist Church, 1551 Richland Rd.
Marion, OH 43302.

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#1 from: Fred and Norma J. Ormeroid
Lk. Panasoffkee, Florida
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 3:18 PM

 Gene and Families
Prayers are with you all, Glad the kids could be with you.
Fred and Norma J. Ormeroid

#2 from: George and Gladys Johnson
Lot 79  Vances (now at Okeechobee, Fl.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Gene, All our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you and the family.  GOD bless and heal you and yours

Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Dear Paul and Family!!  My heart is broken - lost my good buddy!!!  Wrap yourselves in wonderful memories of which there are many.  With JoAnne, there was always laughter and information galore.  God bless us one and all. Judy

#4 from: Kim (Pacha) Williams
Marion, Ohio
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Pam and Family,
    My deepest sympathies during this very hard time.  Its very hard losing a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother but always remember all that she did for you and the love she had for each one of you and hopefully that will ease some of the pain.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Kim (Pacha) Williams

#5 from: Larry and Jan Dunn
Leesburg, FL & Marysville, OH
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 2:51 PM

I feel a million miles away but was so glad we could be with her last Sunday.  Her spirit was there and I think I saw a tinkle when I mentioned playing the piano. She was a clone of our Mom and that was so good.  Gene, we love you and your family and know that you both were very proud of your accomplishments.  Although I can not be with you I wish you Precious Memories with Love and Many Hugs,  Sister Jan,and Larry

#6 from: johna nibert
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Paul and family.So sorry for your loss.I know that she will truly be missed. I remember the good times we had when we worked at the grocery store. You will be in our prayers.
                  Johna & Bill Nibert

#7 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, TX
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Gene and family - my thoughts are with you at this time. I truly wish I could be there for you. I am just a phone call away. Love To All
JoAnne's baby sister
Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, TX

#8 from: Don and Diane Oliver
Jim Falls, WI
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Joanne will surely be missed.  She was an important part of The Harbor, from her playing the piano and leading the singing, to doing crafts.  She taught me how to do Swedish Weaving afghans, and I went on to complete thirteen of them, thanks to Joanne.  She taught a class on making a Christmas tree with beads and safety pins, which I have in Florida.  It will be special when lit this year as we remember all the fun we had with Joanne. We will keep your family in our prayers.  Don and Diane Oliver

#9 from: Diana (Tevis) McCall
West Mansfield Ohio
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 3:32 AM

My family (Willard Tevis (father)) and I want to express our deepest sympathy for your family.  I believe JoAnne made an impression on everyone who knew her.  She will be sadly missed.  We will all truly miss her at the Tevis reunion.  She will never be forgotten.  

#10 from: Shirley Dunn Hadley
Leesburg, FL & Pittsboro, IN
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 9:11 AM

Gene & families,
Please accept my deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow. I have fond memories of JoAnne, especially when we were young.  Her memory will live on in our hearts.  May the comfort of friends and family be your strength now and in the days ahead. You're in my thoughts & prayers.

#11 from: David and Jane Adams
Patoka, Illinois  62875
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Sorry to hear about JoAnne.  We have thought about her often.  Ohio family names always come up when Adams' are together around the kitchen table or on the deck.  Everyone is kind of speechless to hear the sad news; but we all know breast cancer can be very devasting.
Love your Illinois' family:   David/Jane

#12 from: sharon and bob heffelbower
stanton michigan
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 11:16 AM

JoAnne meant so much to us.  When we were newly retired, we decided to check out florida.  JoAnne and Gene made our life there so much fun and so interesting, we kept going back.  We have the beautiful lighted christmas trees she tought me (and others) to make, and several other things.  I will always think of her so fondly when we use them and always.  Our sympathies to Gene and the rest of the family and everyone who knew and loved her.  

#13 from: Jeff & Julie Robinson
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 3:01 PM

We just want to express our sincere sympathy to JoAnne's family.  She was such a good-hearted, happy, energetic person.  As a friend and classmate of Pam's, I enjoyed the times I spent at the Tevis' growing up!  So sorry for your loss.
Love & prayers,
Julie and Jeff

#14 from: Jeaan Owens
Marion, OH
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 12:36 AM

To all of JoAnne's family.  I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but JoAnne and I drove to work together for many years and LSY.  She was a great friend and a great person.  We had some good times.  She will be missed.  May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace.

#15 from: Dan & Patti Krebehenne
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 6:12 AM

Our sympathy goes out to all of you.  I remember JoAnne with that hardy laugh and her willingness to take charge of the moment.  She loved her kids and was always involved in their activities.  

#16 from: Buzz (David) and Margaret Tevis
Wheelersburg Oh
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 8:55 AM

   Our thoughts are with you during this time.  May God bless you and yours with His peace and comfort.
    Buzz and Margaret

#17 from: Tom Clay & Family
Pasadena, Texas
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 10:32 AM


You & your family are in our prayers & thoughts during this time.

We also pray for safety for everyone who is travelling to & from.

Tom Clay & Family

#18 from: Tish Eubanks
Pasadena, Texas
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Pam and Family,
I am so very sorry about the loss of your mother. I know this is a terrible time for all of you. Please know prayers are being sent your way to help you through this loss. I am asking our Lord Jesus Christ to wrap his loving arms around you and protect you as much as possible.
Tish Eubanks

#19 from: Judy Stanfield
Vermilion, Ohio
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Thoughts and prayers go out to you, Melissa, and the rest of your family. Drive home safely and will be in touch.

#20 from: Lynnetta Tevis
Bellefontaine, OH
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 12:47 PM

So sorry to hear about Aunt Joanne's passing. Hope the family is doing well during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of spending time with her & the kids while growing up. She was always the "life of the party" & loved teasing us kids, but that was her way of showing her love for us. She was one of only a handful of family members that I graciously allowed to call me "Netta" or "Netty", because she said it in a special way of endearment. Her enthusiastic spirit will be greatly missed! Love, Lynnetta Tevis & Family

#21 from: Debbie Flowers
Pasadena ISD Ticket Office
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 12:51 PM

My prayers are with your family.

#22 from: Gene & Kay Fox
428 60th Street,Vienna,WV 26105
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Our Prayers and sympathies are with you Gene and the family at this trying time...We'll miss JoAnne so much this winter in Fl....it will never be the same with out her keeping me in toe,and up on all the news,,,calling us to be sure we're not late for church...lol.and all her visits and smiles,,,being our card buddies and all the things we did togather....She's with the Lord now where she will always be happy and no more tears or pain...love you all,,Kay,Gene & "Bruiser" Fox of Vienna, WV & your Florida friends

#23 from: Mike Baird
Pasadena, TX
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Mike and Carol Lynn Baird

#24 from: Tom Maxton
Pasadena, Texas
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 2:53 PM

My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Pam, with the the loss of your mother.  


Tom Maxton
Past President
Pasadena Noon Optimist Club

#25 from: Jeannine Gomillion
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Pam, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  May God give you the strength he promised.  Love you, Jeannine Gomillion

#26 from: Sheila Fields Kennedy
Prospect, OH
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Pam and Family, I am so sorry to hear of JoAnne's passing. She was such a wonderful lady. I always felt at home whenever I spent the night there. The memories I have of the whole Tevis family are very special. May God comfort you all during this time. My prayers are with you. Take care of each other. Love, Sheila Fields

#27 from: Brian Fields
Greenfield, Ohio
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 4:59 PM

I am truely sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My prayers are with you all.

#28 from: Marian & Dick Blair, Dale & Joyce Jones, Ruby (Jones) Miller
Peoria, Illinois
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 5:46 PM

Our deepest sympathy to you and your families at this time.

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#30 from: Nancy and David Wiley
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 7:14 PM

We are so sorry to hear about JoAnne's passing.  She always was a jovial person and had a wonderful smile.  She reminds me so much of her mom, my former neighbor.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  May God give you strength.

#31 from: Harold & Bonnie Green
Marysville, OH 43040
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Dear Gene & family, we are so sad to hear about JoAnne's passing. The last time we saw her, she had on her famous smile. She was a dear person & someone who blessed our lives. We are sorry we cannot attend her funeral, but you will all be in our prayers. Sent With Love, Harold & Bonnie

#32 from: Delina (Fugate) Johnson
Clayton, Ohio
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Gene and family, I was so sorry to hear about JoAnne.  She was a wonderful person.  I enjoyed all the times I spent with her and my Mom doing crafts at Getaway.  She will be missed.  Mom will be lost without her.
Both of you have been so helpful with Dad.  I thank God they have friends like you.  I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.  Love, Delina

#33 from: Roger Ferguson
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 11:12 AM

My dad and I were very sorry to hear about the passing of JoAnne. She and Paul and my parents had a lot of fun evenings playing spinner after going up to Carlyles to eat. She and my mom are playing spinner together in heaven once again.    

#34 from: Joyce and David Vanhoose
Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 12:31 AM

So sorry we could't be with you but watched the funeral on the internet.  Praying God will be with you all and give you His peace. Will miss her at the reunions.   Love, Joyce and David

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