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JoAnn Virginia "Grandma" Gordon

May 26, 1927 January 24, 2019
JoAnn Virginia "Grandma" Gordon
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Obituary for JoAnn Virginia "Grandma" Gordon

JoAnn Virginia (Grandma) Gordon, 91, of Rockingham, passed away peacefully at home with family Thursday, January 24, 2019. 

JoAnn was born in Spring Creek on May 26, 1927, a daughter of the late Roonie (Deter) and Carter Cromer. 

JoAnn was a homemaker, enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and basket making. She was also a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg serving in different capacities. JoAnn also served as a volunteer for hospice for many years. 

On June 30, 1948, she was united in marriage to Roy Samuel Gordon, Sr., who preceded her in death on July 21, 2006. 

JoAnn is survived by daughters, Gwen Cook (Dewey) of Bridgewater, and Lois Black (Pill) of Dayton; sons, Owen Gordon (Teri) of Bridgewater, and Henry Gordon (Cathy) of Singers Glen; daughter-in-law, Terri Colaw; sisters, Pansy Hilbert of Bridgewater, Elsie Hilbert (Ira "Red") of Harrisonburg, Mary Rhodes of Harrisonburg, and Nancy Harmon (Harry Lee) of Bridgewater; grandchildren, Juli Lambert (Trenton), Bessie Ward (Curt), Amy Hall (James), Ashley Craun (Steve), Joel Gordon, Brian Gordon, Emily Gordon, Austin Gordon; great-grandchildren, Sydnee and Samantha Lambert, and Garrett Craun. 

She is preceded in death by a son, Sam Gordon, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Holly Gordon; siblings, Welby Cromer, June Coffman, Bonnie Myers, Ruth Tutwiler, Fred Cromer, Tom Cromer, Dave Cromer, and John Cromer. 

The family will receive friends anytime after 10 AM Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at JoAnn's home.

A funeral service will be conducted 11 AM Monday, Jan. 28th, at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg, with Rev. Adam L. Blagg officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Ste 1509, New York, NY 10018.

Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater is entrusted with arrangements. 

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11:00 AM 1/28/2019 11:00:00 AM
Otterbein United Methodist Church

176 West Market Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Burial to follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens

Otterbein United Methodist Church
176 West Market Street Harrisonburg 22801 VA
United States

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Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3289 Spotswood Trail
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

3289 Spotswood Trail Harrisonburg 22801 VA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Parkinson's Foundation

1359 Broadway, Ste 1509
New York , NY 10018

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