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Joanne Mae Stainbrook, age 84, passed away on August 11, 2019, in Westlake, OH. She was born August 24, 1934 in Coloma, MI to Chester and Alice (Allen) Hocker. Beloved wife for 66 years to Paul, dear mother of Dennis (Tina) Stainbrook of Keller, TX, Linda (Judson) Rubin of Dublin, OH, David (Nancy) Stainbrook of Bay Village, OH, and Paul (Melanie, deceased) Stainbrook of Vermilion, OH, and cherished grandmother and mentor to Allison and Shannon Rubin, Andy, Matt, and Tim Stainbrook, and Leigh Stainbrook.

Joanne and Paul grew up in Coloma and were high school sweethearts. Joanne enjoyed her high school years participating as a cheerleader and an exceptional majorette, winning many awards. Early in her married life, Joanne was an employee of Indiana & Michigan Electric Company in Benton Harbor, but was best known as a homemaker and volunteer.

Joanne and Paul moved to Amherst, OH in 1964 where they raised four children and resided for 54 years. Joanne enjoyed volunteering for the Amherst Office on Aging and was a long-time poll worker for the Board of Elections. Joanne and Paul were active supporters of the Amherst Band Boosters. Joanne enjoyed playing bridge, bowling, golf, tennis and swimming. In their retirement years, Joanne and Paul enjoyed traveling the U.S. in their RV.

Joanne loved her family and enjoyed a lifetime of happiness with Paul, the love of her life. Joanne especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was their biggest fan and cheerleader for all education and athletic endeavors.

Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be sent to the Amherst Office on Aging, 621 Cleveland Avenue, Amherst, OH 44001.


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