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Joanne Downs

November 28, 1929 March 24, 2018
Joanne Downs
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Joanne Downs, 88, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2018 in Peoria, Illinois.

Joanne was born November 28, 1929 in Menominee, Michigan to the late Clifford and Freda Grun. She married William Downs in 1952 and lived in the Chicago suburbs until their move to Port Charlotte in 1977. Bill and Joanne celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2002 prior to his death.

She is survived by her children, Joseph (Debbie) of Peoria, IL, Richard (Jakeda) of Naperville, IL, Barbara (James) Lamz of St Charles, IL, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, brother and one great-granddaughter.

Joanne was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. We love you and you will be forever in our hearts.

There will be no local services. Interment will be at a later date in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee.

Memorial donations may be made in Joanne's name to the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County at 3519 Drance St, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 (


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