JoAnn Cummings

July 22, 1948 ‒ March 25, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

JoAnn Cummings, age 70, of Mt. Gilead, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at her home in Mt. Gilead. She was born July 22, 1948 in Dekalb County, Illinois to the late Charles and Clara Parsons. In addition to her parents, JoAnn was also preceded in death by her brother, Earl Parsons, and sister, Donna S. Borham.

JoAnn enjoyed her flower beds and vegetable gardening with her husband as well as canning vegetables out of their garden. She most loved spending time with her grandkids and treasured time with all her family.

JoAnn is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jerry Cummings; sons: Jamie (Emily) Cummings of Mt. Gilead, and Jay Cummings of Fredericktown; grandchildren: Jennifer, Carly, Jessica, and Colton; brother, Ed Parsons of Ashley; sisters: Barbara Eubank and Linda (Butch) Milliron of Delaware, numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 where services celebrating JoAnn’s life will be held Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Marvin Hintz officiating. Burial will follow at Marlborough Cemetery.

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  • When I think of JoAnn, I can still hear the sound of her voice and laugh. I enjoyed being around her when we were children and later as adults. I am thinking of you in this time of sorry, and know that she is now at peace and suffering no more. May you find comfort in knowing Jesus loves you and knows the hurt you feel at this time. Love & Prayers

  • Aunt JoAnn was truely a blessing to me growing up. I remember her trying to teach me to drive, I thought I had to drive like Daisy Duke and ran a boy over the hill, she grabbed the wheel and we were safe, still funny. I stayed with them lots while they lived in West Virginia and in Ohio. I’ll always treasure the memories we made during her life here on earth. Love you Aunt Jo, until we meet again. Jeanie

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. We will always remember JoAnn fondly and have wonderful memories of many times spent with you all during the younger years. She leaves behind a wonderful family and I know you will be a great source of comfort and support to one another. Much love…

  • Wealth is not measured by the house you own or the car you drive, nor is it based on the clothes you wear or the size of a bank account.
    The true measure of life’s wealth, is the way you spend those precious fleeting years that you share with others on this Earth.
    The love you share with family, friends and even strangers. The compassion that you have with all who are in need. You cry when they cry, you hurt when they hurt, you morn when they morn.
    Life’s wealth is measured by the memories that one leaves behind, to comfort and warm those who have loved and been loved, once they are no longer here in body.
    JoAnn was a fine lady of great wealth. She loved family, and friends with passion not very often seen. She treasured her time on Earth and created memories that will comfort us all until we meet again.
    Donna and I have witnessed first hand how loved JoAnn was by the end of Life journey she took, with Jamie and Emily by here side, every step of the way. The many nights Carly spent by her bedside talking to her and caring for her, and the protective nature of Colten, assurring that his Grandmother would never know hurt again. And the night before she died, her Husband giving her one last kiss before sleep and telling her that he loved her.
    Rest well sweet lady. Donna and I are honored that you shared your love with us.

  • Joanne was such a sweet and kind lady that helped everyone she came to know. She was one of those people that didn’t have a problem speaking what was on her mind but she did it in a humble way. I haven’t seen her for a long time but I always enjoyed her kind spirit and lovely humor. She loved her family that’s for sure. I pray for comfort and peace to fall on her family thru this difficult time and that they would be surrounded by love. My deepest sympathy! Buffy Estes

  • JoAnn was always dear to me and certainly a joy to everyone who knew her. Having grown up with JoAnn and her siblings we are more like sisters and brothers than cousins, we laughed together through the good times and together endured the bad. JoAnn was more of a sister than my own. I will miss her laughter and sweet smile. I Love you JoAnn and will miss you dearly until we are all together again.

  • Sending prayers of comfort for all of you JoAnn was a sweet lady and my parents enjoyed playing cards with them. I occasionally got to play with them. Rest In Peace. You will be missed

  • We are sorry to hear about the loss of JoAnn, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family members at this time. Our deepest sympathy and may God Bless.

    Jerry Johnson and Tina Taylor

  • JoAnn, I couldn’t have asked for a better friend. We played a lot of cards and marbles. We ate our share of bologna sandwiches and shared a lot of conversations. You always had a shoulder for me to lean on. I remember when you dropped everything you were doing, to come a kill a spider for me. I was going to reciprocate when the stray cat ran in your house but Ed beat me to it. I truly only have good memories of you and will treasure them always. I will miss you greatly. Love you lady.
    Paula Bill.

  • Our love and prayers are with all of Jo Ann’s family as they lay her at her final resting place. We’ve enjoyed many a card games and family gatherings over the years. May you rest in peace after a life well lived and know that you were loved by so many.
    Tom & Sharon Cole

  • Russ and I were sad to hear of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all…

  • To know JoAnn was to love her. She was one of the first friend I met when I moved in beside her 45 years ago. We played cards and dominoes and had fun laughing the whole time. She would put dinner on the table and have plenty for everyone. Jerry, Jay and Jamie you had the best . Now she will still be you Angle watching over you and her beautiful grandchildren. Treasure those memories. Pat and Mark Anderson

  • Jo Ann was such a great and funny lady. You never knew what she would say next! I have so many wonderful memories of both her and her sister Donna, and I am so blessed that life caused us to cross paths with them and call them friend. We had so many fun times in the Dempsey kitchen. They always, always made me laugh. I know she was tired and although we will miss her light and laughter on this earth, I do get some peace knowing she is with her sister and brother. She will be missed by so many. My heart weeps for our loss, but it is also so grateful for having known her kindness, humor and laugh. I am thinking of you, her family, whom she loved more than anything. I will be praying for you all.