Jo Ann Carol Corwin, 59, of Rockwell, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Glenn A. Kiser Hospice House in Salisbury, NC.
She was born on June 6, 1957 to Donald and Vivian Ritter Hollister in Rantoul, IL. Jo Ann graduated from Lead High School and Ivy Tech in Indiana. She was a Past Member of the VWF, and a past Girl Scout Leader.
Jo Ann served in the United States Air Force, worked for the Department of Defense, and then for the Veterans Administration as Chief of Prosthetics.
Jo Ann enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She loved traveling with her husband John.
She was a loving wife and mother and the best "Nana" any grandchild could ask for.
In addition to her parents, Jo Ann was preceded in death by Grandson, Anthony Michael Corwin, and Brother, Donald Hollister.
Jo Ann is survived by her Husband of over 34 years, John Charles Corwin, who she married December 17, 1982; Son, Michael Ray Corwin and wife Patrice of Ann Arbor, MI; Two Daughters, Jennifer Ann Corwin of Rockwell, and Carolyn Mae Corwin of Salisbury; Two Granddaughters, LaShay Dawn Corwin, and Mya Orathai Corwin; Three Grandsons, Zachary Aaron Corwin, Justin Tyler Corwin, Brayden Michael Corwin; Three Brothers, Rod Hollister and wife Jacki, Leo Ritter, and Robert Ritter and wife Cindy; Five Sisters, Charlene Carmody and husband Rod, Phyllis Hollister, Vickie Werlinger and husband Tony, Kathy Beshara and husband Darral, and Carmen Martin. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell, NC.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 7:00 pm at the Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell, NC, with Rev. Jim Craddock, officiating.
Burial will take place in the Salisbury National Cemetery on Wednesday, January 18, 2016 at 10:00 am with honors provided by the United States Air Force and the Rowan County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Jo Ann may be made to Grace Academy 6725 NC-152 Rockwell NC 28138.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the family of Jo Ann Corwin. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.