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Joanne (Free) VanHorn

January 17, 1937 ~ May 21, 2022 (age 85)


   Joanne (Free) VanHorn, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 21, 2022 with her loving family by her side.  Joanne was born in Charleston, West Virginia on January 17, 1937 to her parents, Maurice Rupert Free & Florence M. (Ulm) Hughes. Joanne married the love of her life, Joseph F. Vanhorn on February 5, 1956. The two enjoyed 43 years of marriage before Joe passed away on November 24, 1999.

   Joanne graduated from Jefferson Township High School in the Class of 1955. Joanne was an only child. Growing up, she had an unbreakable sisterly bond with her two cousins, Marilyn Hendricks & Rita “Jeanie” Essary. Throughout Joanne’s life she has been extremely family oriented. Her loving nature has always led the way in her relationships, especially with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She prided herself on showing up and always supporting her kids! She often jokingly said, “Don’t ask me to go if you don’t want me to!”

   When Joanne’s children were growing up she focused on being a homemaker. After everyone gained their independence, she began working as an office manager for Logan, Graham & Conner in Tipton; a job that lasted for over 25 years. In every aspect of Joanne’s life there was longevity! She believed in keeping her word, nurturing friendships, and always lending a helping hand to her neighbor. Joanne was a person whom others could fully depend upon!  She was one of a kind; and those who knew her are most definitely better for it!  

    Those left to carry on Joanne’s legacy of love are her children, Judith (Patrick) Logan, James (Stacy) VanHorn; daughter-in-law, Julie VanHorn; grandchildren, R.J. (Josie) Logan, Justin (Nicole) VanHorn, Jonathan (Erica) VanHorn, Eric (Kathy) Logan, Karri (Rick) Chandler, Collin VanHorn, Shayne Hawkins; great grandchildren, Blake Logan, Lacie Logan, Scarlett VanHorn, Savannah Logan, Dustin Logan, Iain Kreiger, Ethan Chandler, Evan Chandler, Jaylen Hawkins, Blakliegh, George VanHorn and Lucas VanHorn.

   Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice Free & Florence (Ulm) Hughes; husband, Joseph F. VanHorn; and son, Jeffrey L. VanHorn.

    The family would like to express sincere gratitude to Miller's Merry Manor in Tipton for their superior level of care for Joanne over the years! 

   Private family services will be held at a later date. Taylor & Cowan Funeral Home is honored to serve the VanHorn family in their time of need. Please feel free to leave a condolence or special memory of Joanne with her family on her tribute wall.  


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