JoAnn Carte Cianciolo

May 19, 1965 ‒ August 21, 2020

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of North Woodbury, Ohio

MARION:  To know JoAnn Carte Cianciolo was to love JoAnn. Her enthusiasm for life was infectious, as she made any small thing a big adventure – her hands and arms doing much of her talking, expressing her zeal – with some laughter and her ornery sense of humor, life was always larger around JoAnn.

JoAnn passed away Friday evening August 21, 2020 in James Cancer Hospital, Columbus. She was 55.

Born JoAnn Carte on May 19, 1965 in Mt. Gilead to Buck and Sandy (Jaynes) Carte, she was graduated from Northmor High School in 1983. Blessed with a strong work ethic, she earned her certification as a medical assistant and was proud to have been the cornerstone of the operations of the Urology Office of Dr. Peck for 15 years.  More recently she served with Dr. Thompson at the Smith Clinic in Marion. This position would prove to be her niche, where she bonded with her patients, was a strong asset to the staff and made lifelong friendships.

She enjoyed scrapbooking and crafts – JoAnn fully embraced each new craft endeavor – and quilting – these past few months she labored to ensure that each of her grandchildren had a handmade quilt from her.

JoAnn leaves a legacy of loyalty and integrity, class and elegance, stubbornness and strength, she will be remembered as a beautiful woman who bravely faced life and fiercely loved her family with an everlasting love.

She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years David Cianciolo; her children Justin (Janie) Zeger of Mansfield, Chris (Tiffany) Zeger of Mt. Gilead, Kyle (Theresa) Burson of Mt. Gilead, and Katie (Chris) Cassidy of Akron; grandchildren Kamdyn, and Kennedy Zeger, Mackenzie, Madison, Jillian and Beau Zeger, and Hunter, Luke and Emily Burson; a grand-dog Hudson (one of her many canine family members); her father Buck Carte of North Woodbury; sisters DiAnn (Les) Morgan of Caledonia and Nancy Moodispaugh of Mt. Gilead; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her mother Sandy Carte preceded her in death. Also deceased is an infant daughter Cortney.

The Cianciolo family will receive guests Tuesday, August 25, 2020, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, Mansfield. Face coverings are expected and reduced occupancy in the funeral home may increase wait times. Her funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Pastor Ethan Boggs will officiate. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory to Humane Society of Morrow County may be made at the funeral home.

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  • This is the most beautiful obituary. So much love and truth. Everyone has been so blessed to have had Joann in in there life. From one cousin to another, We all love each other. Thank you Lord for letting us all borrowing Jo for a while.

  • I am so sorry Dave! I didn’t know JoAnn was ill. I’m so glad we had the opportunity to spend some time with you both at our class reunion last year. You could see the love & closeness between you two. JoAnn was such a vibrant beautiful woman. I remember you both talking about your grandchildren, again so much love. My heart is breaking for you, the children, & grandchildren. May you find solace in precious memories and peace in knowing she lived a life well loved. May God bless you all and give you strength and patience as you all heal.

  • David, so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and all your family to receive God’s peace, strength, and comfort at this time.

  • So sorry for the loss of your wife. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

  • So sorry for your Families loss. It was evident her love for her family and excitement for life. Praying for strength for you all in this time.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, the obituary was well written , a beautiful tribute for a beautiful Wife, a Mom, Sister and a Grandma. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she Rest In Peace 🙏🏼

  • Too the Carte family,

    I am heartbroken to hear of JoAnn’s passing. I remember as a fiesty sweetheart who loved her family. Please accept my sincerest condolences and prayers.

  • Joann was such a likeable person and so young she will be missed by many prayers for her family 😥

  • Beautifully written obituary. She was a beautiful person who loved her family. Please accept my prayers and condolences to all of her family during this difficult time.

  • So sorry for your loss. We were good friends in school. Lots of good memories. God bless you all at this time.

  • SGT Burson,

    So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. God bless!

    Chaplain Harmon

  • Nancy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Jo was a true professional. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. JoAnn was a fun friend in high school. Her obituary was beautifully written and I’m sure she led a wonderful life. Prayers and hugs to all. (1983 classmate)

  • Life was so sweet with Joann ! My condolences to her family and all her loved one’s ! I have no words to make any of ya feel better but hold those memories close to your heart and know she loved each and everyone one of you ! She was one of a kind ! So many sweet and fond memories of her as we were growing up ! Sending my love to all of ya !
    Shelley Carte Barnhill Hug Uncle Buck really tight for me !

  • Justin, Chris, Kyle, Katie
    DiAnn & Nancy,
    Was saddened to hear of mom and sister JoAnn’s sickness and passing. May God give you each one His peace, comfort and time for your hearts to heal from your loss.
    I’m thankful for the memories God gives you each one of her that not even death can take away.
    JoAnn always had a gentle and kind spirit with my mom during our many trips to Dr. Peck’s office. Her and Nancy always making mom at ease on her visits.
    It was very evident JoAnn loved, protected, took special pride and care for each of you children.
    I’ve always enjoyed seeing and talking with you three sisters whenever we had a chance to bump into each other. My hearts goes out to you DiAnn and Nancy in your loss.
    My prayers are with you now and the months ahead as you heal from you families loss.
    Robin Greene Snow

  • I am so sorry Nancy and Diann and dad ( Buck ) at the passing of JoAnn , and to her husband, children and grandchildren. You have my deepest sympathy.. Remembering JoAnn from High School she was always smiling and full of life. May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you peace and inner strength in this time of need . Prayers and hugs to all..God Bless .. 🙏

  • Our deepest sympathy to the entire family at the loss of your loved one.

    Ron & Jeannine [Burson] Ogle