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JoAnne Stevenson

August 23, 1941 — January 6, 2020

JoAnne Stevenson, 78, of Indianapolis, passed away on January 6, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital. JoAnne was born on August 23, 1941 in Lawrenceville, Illinois to the late Ernest Pero and Margaret (Aud) Pero-Vinsel. On February 4, 1961 JoAnne was united in marriage to Douglas L. Stevenson in Shawneetown, Illinois.

In 1976, JoAnne began working for Precision Rubber Plate, Inc. in Beech Grove as a account representative until her retirement in 2003. JoAnne enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends; she particularly enjoyed spending time with her grandsons. Being very mischievous, JoAnne was known to pull a prank or two on her family and friends. Likewise, JoAnne was a very caring person and loyal friend; she never met a person she didn’t like. JoAnne had a generous heart that will be remembered by all who were blessed to know and love her.

Along with her parents, JoAnne is preceded in death by her sister, Barbara Goff.

Survivors include her husband of more than 50 years, Douglas L. Stevenson; children, April (Scott) Haley and Michael (Amy) Stevenson; grandsons, Brandon, Maxwell, and Nathan Stevenson, and Jacob Haley; siblings, Beverly (Chuck) Onken, Janie (Robert) Shorb, Ernest (Pam) Pero, and William (Nita) Pero; a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Visitation will be Friday, January 10, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. in the O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis. Additional visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00- 11:00 A.M. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 A.M. Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Garden of Valor at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana; envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Please visit www.ORileyFuneralHome.com to leave an online condolence for the Stevenson family.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

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