JoAnn McCann

March 23, 1935 ‒ January 09, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

JoAnn McCann, age 83, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.  She was born in Johnstown, Ohio, on March 23, 1935 to the late Edwin and Mabel (Gornall) Piper.

JoAnn graduated from Johnstown High School and attended Otterbein College.  She worked as an administrative assistant at Cooper Energy Services in Mount Vernon.  JoAnn attended Utica Presbyterian Church in Utica, and was the music director there along with playing the piano and organ.  She loved playing and listening to music.  JoAnn was a member of the Eastern Star and the women’s auxiliary of the Jaycees years ago.  She and her husband Ray, enjoyed helping with Junior Miss and the Young Republicans.

She is survived by her daughter, Traci (Howard) Knox; a brother, James (Linda) Piper; brother-in-law, Lynn (Sandy) McCann; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, JoAnn is preceded in death by her husband, H. Ray McCann.

A private family celebration of life service will take place at the Utica Presbyterian Church at a later date.

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  • My heart cries for your loss and the Lord is in control may your Mom and Dad rest in peace and may you find stregnth in the Lord.We also will miss them never to hear those sweet sounds as she tickles the keyHer love for music was only surpassed by her love of family and the Lord……

  • To All of Joann and Ray’s Families, We are sending our deepest sympathy to all of you, for your double loss recently. I always enjoyed working with JoAnn at Cooper’s, and she will be missed. Good memories!!!! May Ray and JoAnn rest in peace together. What a beautiful ending to a love story. Sincerely, Susie (Nash) and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Traci and family, was so sorry to hear about your Dad and now your loving Mother passing away, many blessings and prayers. She was a lovely lady. So very sorry, we just lost my brother very suddenly.

  • Traci, I am so sorry for the loss of both of your parents. They were so nice and I have fond memories of them. Try to keep the faith and if there is anything I can do for you please don’t hesitate to reach out.

  • My heart breaks for you Traci. I pray that you will be able to find peace in the memories you have of your wonderful parents. My thoughts and prayers to the rest of the family as well. JoAnn just couldn’t go on without Ray.

  • To the McCann family:
    I am deeply sorry and saddened fir the loss of your Mother, so close after your Father’s passing. As I had commented when Ray passed, I so enjoyed them both when they came into Wendy’s when I worked there. They both were very easy to talk with when there and had great smiles shared with others.
    With their devotion to each other, I pray it brings you peace and comfort knowing they are together again, even though it is hard to lose them so close together.
    My sincere sympathy and prayers are with you.

    Roger Marra

  • Dear Traci and family, We were shocked and saddened that you lost your Mom so close to the time of your Dad’s passing. Jo Ann was such a sweet person. They made a perfect couple together. If it is any consolation you know they are reunited in Heaven again, Take care. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Val, Evie, and Russ McManis

  • Traci, our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family during this time of your father’s and mother’s passing.

  • With deepest sympathy to Traci, Jim and the Piper and McCann families. JoAnn and Ray were wonderful friends and we will miss them both. We know that they are at peace together.

  • With deepest sympathy for the Piper and McCann families in the loss of your mother
    and father.