Joann Leighty

Joann B. "Jo" Leighty (Warren)

Saturday, February 25th, 1933 - Thursday, August 6th, 2020
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Joann B. "Jo" Leighty, age 87, of Wooster, went home to be with her Lord, Thursday morning, August 6, 2020 at the Avenue Nursing Center in Wooster where she had resided since April 2018.

She was born on February 25, 1933 in Bowling Green, Ohio to Frank S. and Edith Rachel (Schriber) Warren.

She then attended BGSU and Toledo School of Nursing.

Joann married Donald E. Leighty on May 24, 1973. He went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2018.

She had worked for several state and federal facilities including OSU Extension, Soil and Water Conservation, College of Wooster, Treasurers Office, Human Resources, Apple Creek Developmental Center, and upon retirement worked at Up-Town & Down Town Antique Emporium.

Over the years, she has been a 4H Advisor, Sunday School Teacher, PTA President and Member of National Muzzle Loader, Killbuck Long Rifles and Ivory Mountain (Primitive Family Camping) for over 25 years.
Joann has been a lover of all animals, especially with her constant and loving companion, yellow lab of 13 years, "Daisy Sue".

She enjoyed collecting ceramic birds and squirrel figures; was an avid reader but mostly loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Thomas A. (Joyce) Bishop of Leavenworth, Kansas and Sandy J. (Danny) Reed of North Lawrence, Ohio; grandchildren, Matthew Bishop of Wichita, Kansas, Sherri Bishop of Kidron, Ohio, Megan Reed of Nelsonville, Ohio and Ryan Reed of Dalton, Ohio; 3 great-grandchildren, Ava, Samuel & Levi; her first husband, Robert R. Bishop of Ava, Missouri; 4 step-children, Mark (Connie) Leighty of Fredericksburg, Ohio, Mike (Anne) Leighty of Wooster, Lisa Glascow of Cleveland, Ohio, Amber (Rob) Tidwell of Villa Rica, Georgia, and 6 step-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband Donald,she is preceded in death by her sister, Billie Violand.

Graveside services will be on Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. at Sherwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Pastor Randy Moomaw officiating.

There will be no public viewing.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to either: Life Care Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691 or Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Custer-Glenn Funeral Home in Wooster is honored with serving the family.

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    Sherwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    7067 Cleveland Rd.
    WOOSTER, OH 44691
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    Graveside Services will take place on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.


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larry krier

Posted at 02:26pm
Tom and Family, my thought and prayers to you at this difficult time
Larry Krier and your friends at LK Architecture

Marilyn “Queenie” Pittman

Posted at 08:07am
It is with great sadness that I send my condolences to Joann’s family and friends. We became acquainted at the Kill Um Buck Long Rifle Club, then got to know each other better camping at 18th century rendezvouses. The memories of the fun times around the campfire eating peach cobbler, are ones that will stay with me. My love and prayers for all of you.

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