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JoAnne (Nowak) Williams

October 11, 1950 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 69)


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Jo Anne Williams, age 69, of Kendallville, died Sunday, March 15, 2020 at her home.  Jody was born in Sturgis, Michigan on October 11, 1950 to Joseph John Nowak and Sarah Belle (Kanouse) Nowak. She graduated from Sturgis High School in 1969 and married Joseph Gordon Williams on August 22, 1970 in Sturgis, Michigan.  He preceded her in death in 2004. Jody loved many years of camping at Gordon’s Campground and she belonged to the Monday Night Sallies bowling league.

Survivors include:
Daughter, Jennifer Lynn Williams and her fiancé, Terry Robinson both of Avilla.
Son, Joseph Mark Williams and his wife, Heather of Kendallville.
Grandchildren: Bryson Joseph Mills and Brooke and Kaylie Robinson.
Brother, Sonny and Eve Rinehart of Middlebury.
Brother, John and Judy Nowak of Elkhart.
Sister, Peg Hull of White Pigeon, Michigan.

VISITATION WILL BE LIMITED TO 10-15 PEOPLE AT ONE TIME on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home. Due to the concerns about large public social events, the family certainly understands if friends or family elect not to attend.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE PRIVATE FOR FAMILY ONLY on Thursday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Waterloo.

Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Services of Allen County.

Arrangements by Hite Funeral Home.

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March 18, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, IN 46755

Private Services

St. Michael's Catholic Church
1098 County Road 39
Waterloo, IN 46793

Private Committal

St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery
County Road 39
Waterloo, IN 46763

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