Jo Ann Erwin

1945 - 2020

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Jo Ann Erwin, 74, of Kenton passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. She was born to Howard and Mary (Robinson) Born on June 25, 1945 in Kenton Ohio. She graduated from Mt. Victory-Dudley High School in 1963 and went to Business school in Columbus, Ohio. After a short engagement, Jo Ann married Daniel J. Erwin on April 10, 1965. Dan was enlisted in the US Army and was deployed to Italy where they spent the first three years of their married life. As Dan's career in the military took the couple to New Jersey, North Carolina, Germany, and Kentucky, their family grew. After retiring in 1980, Dan and the family moved back to Kenton, where he became a telecommunications tech for Sprint. Jo Ann then began her dual careers as secretary for St. John's United Church of Christ and bus driver for Kenton City Schools. Jo Ann retired after working both jobs for more than 30 years. After retirement, she became a full-time volunteer with Keep Hardin County Beautiful, Love INC, Town and County Creators 4-H advisor, and Art Room volunteer. Jo Ann had two great loves in her life, her family and her baking. Jo Ann worked 60+ hours to put her children through college, but never missed a sporting event or school activities and made countless dozens of cookies for sporting events, bake sales, school events, chicken BBQs, Golf Scrambles and would do anything for anyone. She is survived by her husband, Daniel J. Erwin; son, Paul J. Erwin (Debbie) of Pittsburgh, PA and his family: Gregory Erwin, John Erwin; son, Eric P. Erwin (Jada) of Kenton, OH and his family: Kelsey (Jenson) Holly, Kylie (Elijah Manns) Erwin; and daughter, Heather Erwin of Kenton. Her brother Ronald Born is deceased, his family survives: Roxanne (Terry) Waider Tecumseh, MI. Also surviving are sister Norma (John) Sieg, Mt. Victory and her children: Mark Sieg, Ridgeway and Patty Pfeiffer (deceased); sister, Mary (Wes) Kanzig and her children: Tammy Gault (Dewayne deceased) and Christopher Kanzig (deceased); brother, Gene Born (Betty Born, deceased), Mt Victory; Howie Born, Mt. Victory; and sister-in-law, Kay (Gary) Stauffer, Kenton and her children: Jolene (Kevin) Born, Kenton, Chris (Wes) Davis, Forest and Gina (Ryan) Rogers, Anna. Visitation will be held from 2:00-8:00pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 at St. John's Evangelical Church where the service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 11:00am with an additional 1 hour of visitation prior to the service (10-11:00am). Pastor Randall Forester and Pastor Scott Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Keep Hardin County Beautiful, Love INC of Hardin County, Not by Choice, or a charity of the Donor's Choice. Online condolences can be shared by visiting Arrangements have been entrusted to SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME.

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    St. John's Evangelical Church   [Map]
    211 E. Carrol St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Friday, June 26th 2020 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Saturday, June 27th 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, June 27th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    St. John's Evangelical Church [Map]
    211 E. Carrol St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Final Resting Place:

    Grove Cemetery [Map]
    15419 State Route 309
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Contributions:

    Keep Hardin County Beautiful - Erwin
    1 Courthouse Square # 140
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

    Love, INC - Erwin
    P.O. Box 782
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

    Not By Choice - Erwin
    3 North Detriot Street
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

    Donor's Choice


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To : Dan and Family
Date :Tuesday, June 23rd 2020
From : Cliff and Joyce Biddinger
In all our years at St. John’s Church there were three outstanding people we were blessed to know...Pastor Scott, Pastor Chuck and Secretery Jo Ann. They were mainstays in many of our lives. Jo Ann was the glue that kept the church together during several trials and tribulations. She will always have a place in our hearts. God bless you and your family, Dan.
Cliff and Joyce Biddinger

To : The Erwin Family
Date :Tuesday, June 23rd 2020
From : Roger and Julie Crowe
So sorry to read of Jo Ann's passing. Her bright smile will really be missed by all who knew her. We're praying you will all find comfort in loving memories of your dear Jo Ann.
Roger and Julie Crowe

To : Dan Eric Family
Date :Wednesday, June 24th 2020
From : Ben Miller April Manns Family
Sorry for the loss of Jo Ann, she will be greatly missed. She was such an asset to her family and the community and loved deeply. Glad I had the chance to meet her. You are in our thoughts.

To : JoAnn's Family
Date :Sunday, June 21st 2020
From : The Hiller Family
So sorry to read of JoAnn's passing. What a gem she was to work with! She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. JoAnn has touched so many lives in so many ways throughout her lifetime and will continue to do so through your memories of her. May you find peace in knowing that she will always be with you and continue to watch over each and every one of you! Please accept our condolences and know you're in our thoughts and prayers. With Our Sincere Sympathy, Steve, Cheryl, Tina & Ty Hiller

To : Daniel Erwin and Family
Date :Monday, June 22nd 2020
From : Doug Scott
Daniel and Family,

So sorry to hear of Jo Ann's passing. I was a classmate of Jo Ann's in class of 1963. I will always remember her wonderful smile and kind manners. She was a great classmate. Will pray for your family.

To : Dan Erwin
Date :Monday, June 22nd 2020
From : Jim Moore
Dan please accept my heartfelt sympathy on Jo Ann’s psssing she was a wonderful person who brought joy to everyone who knew her.

To : Eric and family
Date :Monday, June 22nd 2020
From : Jim Moore
Eric I was saddened to hear of your Mothers passing. She will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate to know her. You and your family are in my thoughts.

To : The erwin family
Date :Friday, June 26th 2020
From : Randy finksr wife
Thank you to Jo Ann for all the things you done for me over the years! I will miss you! Thank you Jo Ann and Dan & Heather for all of the kindness I've seen from you!

To : The erwin family
Date :Friday, June 26th 2020
From : Randy finksr wife
Joann will be miss and she was a great person on inside and out may she rest in peace till we meet at heaven gates