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Josephine Ann "JoAnn" Gerringer, 84, of North Vernon, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at the Lutheran Community Home in Seymour. Born July 30, 1933, in Greensburg, she was the daughter of Joseph and Opal (Mueller) Sahm.
She married Melvin Gerringer on Aug. 25, 1956, and he preceded her in death in December of 1998.
JoAnn is survived by her daughters, Julia (Michael) Robinson of Liberty, Indiana and Anita (Jeff) Boyer of North Vernon; sons, Joseph (Donna) and John (Kim) Gerringer, all of North Vernon; sisters, Sr. Mary Louise Sahm, S.F.P. of Cincinnati and Margaret (Alfred) Reuter of Shelbyville; brother, Joe (Nancy) Sahm, Jr. of Greensburg; grandchildren, Jason, Ben (Nicole), and Mike (Maureen) Boyer, Sara (Jake) Speer, Caryn (Jason) Clapp, Dale (Brooke) Gerringer, Emily, Eric, Jessica and Ian Robinson, Daniel (Ellen) and Douglas Gerringer; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughters, Mary Anna, Margaret Louise and Barbara Jean Gerringer.
A rosary service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4 at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Services. Visitation will follow from 4 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5 at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jerry Byrd officiating.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sawyerfuneralservice.com.
Published on August 3, 2017
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