Joanne Marie Vokurka
25 October 1944 – 16 February 2017
Joanne M. Vokurka (Nee Pilny) age 72 of Auburn Twp passed away unexpectedly in her home February 16, 2017. Joanne was born on October 25, 1944 to the late Rudolph and Stella (Augustine) Pilny. She grew up with her brothers Rudy Pilny (Sharon deceased), James Pilny (deceased) (Lynne), Theodore Pilny (Cheryl) and the late Walter Pilny (Gloria). On February 16, 1964 she married her beloved husband of 53 years, Richard C. Vokurka. Her passion was her 5 boys and her love of animals.
She leaves behind her husband Richard, her sons; Richard (Cheryl), Scott (Janice), William (Meloe), Gregory (Stephanie) and Dale (Mary). She was the loving grandmother to 12 grandchildren; Brittany, Brandi, Jacci, David, Bobby, Christian, Brandon, Matthew, Emily, Hayleigh, Keegan and Katrina.
Joanne always had an open heart for anyone in need. She was a proud and doting grandmother, a loving and nurturing mother, a loyal and dedicated partner, and a kind & gentle human being. The grief we have felt by her unexpected departure for God’s kingdom pales in comparison to the love and grace she gave to all who knew her. She will be remembered for her free and generous spirit, her beautiful & warm smile, and her unconditional love.
In honor of her memory and accordance with her wishes, friends and family are welcome to join us in celebration of her life on March 11, 2017 at DTJ Hall 9850 North Blvd Auburn Twp, Ohio 44023 from 4-8 pm.