Joanne K. Kroft, 78
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Joanne K. (Slabaugh) Kroft, 78, of Savannah passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at home surrounded by family.
She was born August 15, 1942 to the late Willard and Marjorie Slabaugh in Nappanee, IN. She married the love of her life, Robert J Kroft on June 20, 1964.
Joanne graduated from Nappanee High School class of 1960. She went on to study at Ashland College where she graduated with a teaching degree. She was employed at Crestview Local Schools where she taught mainly 5th and 6th grade along side her husband, Robert Kroft.
Joanne’s grandchildren were the love of her life. She always had a story and pictures to share to anyone who would listen. She loved to play piano and sing. She played piano for services at Garber Brethren Church and was in different choirs including the church chior and Mansfield Symphony Chorus. She loved to play cards with many different groups of friends often.
With her love of math and numbers, Joanne held the position of Treasure for organizations like DKG sorority, Ashland County Retired Teachers, the Women’s Missionary Society of the Brethren Church and for Garber Brethren Church. She also volunteered at the Samaritan Hospital for 16 yrs. 8 mos. With a total of 3,824 hours.
Joanne is survived by her sister Rita Moore of IN, her daughter Kelly (Brian) Woods of Ashland, son Kyle (Tracey) Kroft of Marysville, and grandchildren Joshua and Kyler Woods and Olivia and Kierstyn Kroft and her vast collection of ducks!
She is proceeded in death by not only her parents but also her husband, Robert J Kroft whom passed away in 2001, a son Kevin A Kroft whom passed away in 2016, two brothers Wayne and Max Slabaugh and a sister Mary Crowe.
A public interment service will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ashland County Memorial Park with Reverend Drew Meziere officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home, 313 Center Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805 to help with final expenses.
For those who may not be able to attend, online condolences may be shared on the funeral home’s website at denbowfh.com.
Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements .