Jo-Anne E. (Hess) Battista

Died: Sat., May 11, 2019


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Tue., May 14, 2019
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Tue., May 14, 2019
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.

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Jo-Anne E. (Hess) Battista age 87 of North Canton, passed away Friday afternoon. Born in Steubenville, OH to the late George and Elizabeth (Van Orman) Hess, she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Battista, great-granddaughter Katelyn Dewell, and sister Beverly (Ed) Shaw. Jo-Anne was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed her card club in her younger years. She is survived by her children; Karen Ragon, Sue (Klaus) Grenz, Timothy (Demaree) Welch, Lisa (Robert) Riley, Bobbie (Brian) Kelly, nine grandchildren; Joy Kieffer, Alex (Lindsay) Ragon, Andrew (Penny) Ragon, Jill (Zac) Simpson, Erich (Brittney) Grenz, Jolyn (Craig) Dewell, T.J. Welch (fiancee' Lauren Spuzzillo), Lea (Cory) Hosner, Lauren Kelly, and 11 great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 11:00 am to 12 noon at the Rossi Family Funeral Home with services to follow at 12 noon. Interment will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Stark County Humane Society. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to mom's “second family”, The Inn at Whitewood Village. Also a special thank you to Aultman Hospice.

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Pam Dine-Crossen
   Posted Sat May 11, 2019
Sending My Deepest Sympathies to Family & Friends of this Very Special Lady~ Thinking of you all at this time 💞

Debbie Lynch
   Posted Sun May 12, 2019
Prayers and thoughts sent to the family. Heaven gained a Ornery Angel. Whitewood will not be the same without JoAnn. I will miss her, Her wonderful smile and telling me to stop bowing to Her Royal Highness, Queen of Valentine’s Day.

Stacie Surmay
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Shearer's Foods.

To the family and friends of Jo-Anne: Wishing you peace, comfort & courage to face the days ahead From your family at Shearer's

John Brunner
   Posted Mon May 13, 2019

PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Major Accounts Team.

Our condolences to you Brian and your entire family. Very sorry about your loss and we're here for you brother. Major Accounts Team

Craig Stewart
   Posted Tue May 14, 2019
Please accept my deapest sympathy at this difficult time during the lose of a loved one. My prayers and thought go out to you and my God be with you.

Helga Watkins
   Posted Tue May 14, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Jo-Anne was the first person I made friends with here at Whitewood. I will miss her! You are all in my Prayers

Patricia and Allen Jones
   Posted Tue May 14, 2019
Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. Sorry for your loss.

Tracy Rose
   Posted Tue May 14, 2019
Jo-Anne will be dearly missed here at The Inn at Whitewood! She made a big impact on all of our staff and residents during her stay here! She had the sweetest disposition and smile. I will miss waving at Jo-Anne each morning as I entered the building past her window as she watched me and told me what tine I came to work each morning! :) God Bless Jo-Anne and all of the family.
Tracy Rose, Marketing & Sales Director - The Inn at Whitewood

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