Ms. Joanne Marie Weaver, 55, of Goshen, passed away peacefully following a brief illness at Elkhart General Hospital on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 11:35 am. She was born on August 22, 1966 in Riverside, California to the late Larry W. and Blanca (Conradi) Weaver.
Surviving are her daughters Jessica Collins of Elkhart and Brittney Walters of Buffalo, New York; brothers Larry Weaver of White Pigeon, Michigan and Michael (Dorisa) Weaver of El Paso, Texas; sisters Nicole Weaver of Decatur, Michigan and Diana Hughes of Dayton, Ohio; grandchildren Maison, Jaxson and Ember Collins, and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and good friends.
Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elkhart are hosting Joanne’s memorial Celebration of Life services on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 12:00 noon, with visitation beginning there at 11 am. Pastor Jeremy Sarber, Chaplain at Billings Funeral Home, will officiate. In accordance with her wishes, Joanne was cremated and will be buried at Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka at a later date.
Most folks will remember Joanne at the smiling face behind the “Radiology Department” sign down at the Elkhart Clinic for many years, but her “happy place” was always somewhere at home doing any activity that included her grandkids. She was an absolute avid Pokemon enthusiast, and no one really believed her when she tried to say the only reason she liked them to begin with was because of the grands. She was also a devout Michigan, Indianapolis and Detroit football fan and had no hesitation yelling at the TV screen when someone (whether player, coach or referee) had their head hidden in another part of their anatomy. Joanne’s daughter Brittney remembers the same boisterous involvement whenever mom attender her swim meets and volley ball tournaments in high school, as Joanne was always the ultimate number one fan to have cheering for you.
In more quiet times, Joanne loved to curl up in front of her TV with her pal Kody, her Australian Shepherd mix, and watch whatever crime drama or true crime documentary that would happen to be on. She also enjoyed and dearly missed her late mother’s German home cooking.
All in all, Joanne loved life to the fullest and faced each day with a beautiful smile and can-do attitude. She loved to laugh and had a remarkable sense of humor that led her to make friends easily. Her presence will be greatly missed.
Memorial donations may be given to the charity of one’s choice. Friends and relatives are encouraged to leave condolences and memories of Joanne by clicking “Tribute Wall” on her obituary page.
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