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Wednesday December 2nd, 2020
12:00pm - 3:00pm

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Wednesday December 2nd, 2020

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Jo Anne Thompson

Jo Anne Thompson, 80, passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020.

Jo Anne was born Aug. 5, 1940 to the late Otis Sr. and Grace (Wilson) Coulter and lived in the Akron since 1963. Jo Anne was well known as the neighborhood babysitter; not only taking care of her family but also a lot of kids in the neighborhood.  She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church and later in life owned Thompson Cleaning.  She loved spending time with her family, baking, camping and traveling to Myrtle Beach.

In addition to her parents, Jo Anne is preceded in death by her sisters, Agnes Coulter, Peggy Petit, Jenny Whitacre, Bessie Higgs; brothers, Roger, Bernard, Clarence, and Thomas Coulter.  She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Mickey Thompson; son, Michael (Renee) Thompson; daughter, Deanna (Ronnie) Tanner; grandchildren, Ryan (Vanessa) and Trenton Thompson, and Payton Tanner; great-grandchildren, Layla, Alaina, Ryan Jr. (RJ) and Avery; sister, Judith Kerwood; sisters-in-law, Jean and Gloria Coulter; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, 3:00 pm at Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., Akron  (corner of N. Main St. and Mildred Ave.).  Visitation will be Wednesday from 12 pm to 3 pm at the funeral home.  Private committal service will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. 

Due to Covid-19, we respectfully request that those attending Visitation and Funeral services will practice social distancing and wear face masks.  If you are unable to attend or do not wish to attend, we understand and all love and prayers will be appreciated.

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Deanna, may God surround you and your family with his love, comfort and give you strength as you go through this time of loss. Memories will help you through this and time. Nothing can ease your pain but over time, sharing memories and the fun times together will keep her close and help you heal. Take care.

Theresa Kalman Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

Memories will help you. Remember the fun times that will make you smile. Memories is what brought me comfort and's helped me through losing my mom and my dad. It will take time. Every 1st from here on will be a hurdle without her but you will get stronger with time. Take care. Love you.

Theresa Kalman Dec 3 2020 12:00 AM

My prayers are with Mickey and his family . She was always a sweet lady . Sorry I couldn't make the service .

Mike smoley Dec 2 2020 12:00 AM

What a sad and great loss this is to all who knew her. Joanne was a kind soul and would help anyone who needed her. Mickey, Michael and Deanne our condolences and prayers to all of you and your families at this sorrowful time.

The Slaven Family Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

Life is so fragile. Jo Anne had her struggles but she never complained - she was a trooper. We will miss her very much. Prayers are being sent to the family.

Dennis & Cheri Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

Mickey / Mike / Deanna... May I offer prayers for your Wife and Mom on her passing. She was always kind to me when we gathered together. It seemed like yesterday.- all those good times of laughter and food. What a gift she was to all of us May the Good Lord welcome her into His presence. We will see her again in the hereafter. With love and prayers, Father Frank

Father Frank Basa Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

We are going to miss Joanne, sitting in the front or having coffee with her and Mickey. She was a great neighbor and friend to me and my family.

Laurie Trevino Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear she has passed away. I'm sure she will be missed by everyone.

Judy Wagner Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

Mom you was my best friend. I dont know how I can go without you. I'm trying to be strong for you but I can't.

Deanna Tanner Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

Love and prayers for the family. RIP Aunt Jo Anne

Pamela Leifheit Nov 30 2020 12:00 AM

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