Age 78, of Saline, passed away March 1, 2012, in Ann Arbor. She was born November 8, 1933, in Lansing, the daughter of the late Milton and Flossie Stevens.

JoAnn was employed by The Michigan State Police for 30 years, and retired as secretary of the Latent Print Unit. JoAnn loved to tend flowers and enjoyed reading crime mysteries. In her younger years, JoAnn was an avid bowler, and in retirement, she enjoyed traveling. She collected interesting local handicrafts and artwork during her many trips. JoAnn was a member of The Flap Jack branch of the “Steel Magnolias.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Floyd R. Bell, Jr, in 1990, and George Hein in 2007. She is survived by her children, Cheryl Hart of Houston, TX, Lori (Charles) Sawicki of Ann Arbor; grandchildren, Kellie (Chris) Krueger, Caitlin Hart, and Nathan Sawicki; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Krueger; brothers, Jerry (Norma) Stevens and Jack (Jo) Stevens; George’s children; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Holt, Monday, March 5, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Holt. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the church, prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Julie MacDonald, RN Nursing Scholarship Award, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.

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    Brenda Discher Says:

    Lori, Chuck and Nathan-

    I am so very sorry for your loss and wish I could be there with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Fondly,
    Brenda

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    Jo Bale Says:

    Lori, My thoughts and prayers are are with you and all of the family. I hope these words help.

    THE COLORS OF LIFE CHANGE AS WE GO THROUGH GRIEF,

    WE BEGIN IN BLACK AND WHITE,

    THEN GRAY SETTLES OVER US SEEPING INTO OUR PORES,

    SURROUNDING US, SMOTHERING US FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME,

    THEN SLOWLY THE COLORS CHANGE,

    WE MAY NOT EVEN BE AWARE OF THEIR CHANGING,

    TILL ONE DAY WE SEE A RAINBOW AND KNOW IT WAS MEANT FOR US.

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