Hochstetler, Jo Ann

Posted in Obituaries

Jo Ann Hochstetler, 90, of Lyons, Ohio, died Oct. 27, 2013, in the Parkcliffe Community in Toledo.

Jo Ann was born June 27, 1923, to the late Arthur and Caroline Ranger at their home near Lyons, and lived in the Lyons area throughout her life. She graduated from Lyons High School and attended Adrian College. On March 8, 1944, she married Gaylord G. Hochstetler and they had one son, Rodney.

Jo Ann spent most of her life as a housewife. Gaylord and Jo Ann ran a farmland tour in Florida for many years. They traveled extensively in the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, and visited Europe on two occasions.

Jo Ann was a life-long member of the Lyons Christian Church. She served in many capacities, including Sunday school teacher, vacation Bible school teacher and group leader. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship, the Lyons Literary League, the Lyons Historical Society, Lyons Senior Citizens and the Adrian Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her son, Rodney; sisters-in-law, Virge Fether and Arlean (and Carlton) Felger; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Helen Earles.Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Lyons Christian Church in Lyons, with Pastor Paul Bomeli officiating.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, and from 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lyons Christian Church Building Fund or the Lyons Historical Society.

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