Joanne Marie Venables, age 87, passed away at Canterbury Villa of Alliance on April 16th, 2022.
She was born on January 21, 1935 in Youngstown to Martin and Veronica Marie (Kotich) Thellman and lived in Struthers at a young age before the family moved to Alliance.
Joanne was a 1953 graduate of Alliance High School. She began work at B&W Tube in Alliance and retired after 35 years in 1988 from her position in the accounting department as a secretary. Joanne met Gene and they were married for 41 years. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Alliance. Joanne liked the outdoors and her walks in Silver Park. She enjoyed car shows and the Cleveland Auto Show. Joanne also enjoyed road trips to Virginia, Myrtle Beach, Nashville, Hershey Park and the bus trip to Disney World. Through the years, she had many friends, but the two she mostly talked to were her good friends Gisela and Marilyn.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Gene; her brother, James K. (Jackie) Thellman; Janet and Paul Predagovic; step-daughter, Laura L. Venables; Smith and Bailey; and two great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her niece, Treva.
Per Joanne’s wishes, there will be no services.
Thank you to Aultman Hospital, Aultman Hospice, and Canterbury Villa for the care that was given to her.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St., Memphis, TN 38105 or the DAV, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati 45250, Ohio.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home 75 South Union Ave Alliance, Ohio 44601.