Obituary of JoAnn McGovern

JoAnn L. McGovern, age 79, of Blissfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2018 at her home.  She was born February 24, 1938, in Clayton to Lawrence and Wavah (Pickford) Henning.  On June 27, 1959, she married Ray McGovern in Blissfield.  He preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1988.  She had been employed in the mortgage department for Toledo Home Mortgage, and later by Wells Fargo Mortgage, for 51 years.  After retirement, she had been employed by Borchardt’s Market for 6 years.  She enjoyed bowling and playing cards.  JoAnn was a member of the Light of Christ Parish (St. Peter’s) and had served as President of the Ladies Auxiliary at church.  She was a member of the Blissfield American Legion Post #325 Ladies Auxiliary.

JoAnn is survived by her children, Pamela (David) Czesak of Toledo, OH, Edward McGovern of Blissfield, MI and Kelly Ann Thomas of Lambertville, MI; ex daughter-in-law, Donna Smith of Berkey, OH grandchildren, Melanie (Steve) Milios, Joseph (Amanda) McGovern, Matthew Czesak, Danny Czesak, Wayland Thomas, Mike Thomas and Jennifer (Bryant) Lord; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Maggie, Joseph, Lucas, Joycelyn, Hayden and Saylor; two sisters, Margaret (Jack) Smith of Tecumseh and Madelyn (Charles) Holdridge; a brother, LaVern (Jackie) Henning; a two sister-in-law’s, Cecelia and Jackie Henning; and her best friend, Harvey Salenbien of Blissfield.  In addition to her husband, Ray, she was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Andrew Singler; two brothers, Eugene and LaVern Henning; and a sister, Elaine Marine.

The Funeral Liturgy will be offered at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Light of Christ Parish (St. Peter’s), Blissfield with Fr. Jeff Poll presiding.  Burial will be in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.  Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield where there will be a Rosary Service held at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will also take place on Thursday prior to Mass at church from 10:00 -10:45 a.m.  You may send condolences to the family at  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to Light of Christ Parish (St. Peter’s), Blissfield.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.