Joanne M. Vokurka (Nee Pilny)

Born: 10/25/1944 Passed:

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.



2 Tributes to Joanne M. Vokurka (Nee Pilny)

  1. Teri Gordon says:

    Joanne was a very dear and special person. She was at first my neighbor who quickly found a forever place in my heart as my friend. My Rudy will miss his evenings laying in the grass waiting for his friends to drive by in the golf cart to give him his dog goodie. This was tradition that our dog became so a customed to that he would not leave me alone until I took him out so he could wait for Joanne and Rich to come by with his treat. She was always quick to show off her creative talents wirh flowers when my children needed a corsage or boutonniere for a school dance or prom. Most of all, I’m going to miss her kind and gentle demeanor.
    While I will miss her for now, I know she is in the safest place possible, in Gods memory, resting peacefully. Till we meet again dear friend.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I always loved Joanne. She was a lovely, friendly and a sweet person. I was a very good friend of Teddy’s for all of middle school, high school and college. She always had a smile on her face every time I saw her, and she shared my love of animals. She will be missed by all of her friends and family. I am so sorry for her loss.

    Karyn Hennessy (Silvey)

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