Joann Leach (nee Shively), 94 of Avon peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday, February 28, 2022. She was born August 19, 1927 in Youngstown, OH to parents Dale and Betty Shively. Joann worked as an RN for many years and even helped in getting her husband through Art school during their first years of marriage. She was a vary hard worker throughout her life.
Joann was a spiritual woman known for reading and studying her Bible. She wholeheartedly believed in the hope that the Bible message gives and loved sharing that hope with others.
Joann loved giraffes so she collected many photos and statues of giraffes. She enjoyed playing word games and scrabble and liked going out to eat. Her true joy came from being a Grandmother.
She is survived by her loving children David (Jerelyn), Fred, Joseph and Janet Palka (Bob); former daughter in-law Adele Leach; cherished grandchildren David (Rachel), Jill (James), Jeremiah (Rebecca), Amy, Christy (Jimmy), Jeffrey (Lindsay), Melissa, Brandon (Mandy), Corrine (Anthony), Alex and Eric (Jasmine); 20 great grandchildren; dear brother Robert Shively.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Frederick and her parents. Memorial contributions in Joann's memory may be forwarded to www.JW.org. A zoom memorial service is planned for Saturday March 12 at 3:00. For more information on the zoom service, please contact Janet at 440.319.1850. www.buschcares.com 440.933.3202