JoAnn Fosselman, age 84, passed peacefully on June 27, 2020. Preceded in death by parents R. Randolph and Leona Randlett. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years Donald W. Fosselman, brother R. Ray Randlett (Alie) of Cape Coral, FL, daughter Suzanne McGuire, sons Douglas(Diane) and Dow(Thelma) Fosselman; grandchildren Laura and Shannon McGuire(Aaron), Bethany(Zak) Morvay, Dr. Daniel(Krista) and Dr. David Fosselman, Cory Minton, Dow U. “D.J.” Fosselman; great-grandchildren Aubrey, Zoe, Jaxon, Aiden, Ezra, Elijah.
JoAnn was born in Pittsburgh, PA; graduated from High School in Buffalo, NY; and returned to Butler, PA. Don and JoAnn married in 1955 and moved to Columbus, OH in 1967 where she raised her 3 children. In 1990 Don and JoAnn moved to Ft. Myers, Florida until March, 2020 when they returned to Columbus.
Her strong faith was an inspiration to her family. She was an active member of Church of the Messiah UMC in Westerville for 23 years and was a member of the JOY class. After moving to Ft. Myers, JoAnn became a very involved member of Covenant Presbyterian Church where she was a Deacon and led the prayer team. JoAnn later became a Charter member of the New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Her life was filled with volunteer church activities and civic association work. She loved making whatever community she lived in a more beautiful place with landscaping and garden projects. JoAnn was also a member and EMT for the first in the country all-female emergency squad in Minerva Park, Ohio and was acting Assistant Chief during her last 2 years of duty ending in 1984. Her beautiful smile and positive attitude were with her to her final day here on earth and will be remembered by all who knew her.
Visitation will be from 2-3 PM, Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Church of the Messiah United Methodist in Westerville, Ohio. A memorial service will follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kobacker House/ OhioHealth Hospice.