Jo Ann Maxwell

Jo Ann Maxwell

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Jo Ann Maxwell, 74, of Bay City, our kind and loving wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend was born into eternal life on the morning of Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at her home. Jo Ann was born in Essexville on July 28, 1940, the daughter of the late Joseph and Leona (LaBarge) Ciosek. Jo Ann was united in marriage to James Maxwell on August 29, 1959 in St. John the Evangelist Church. Jo Ann's love for her family was unwavering. She was an amazing cook and will forever be remembered for her wonderful potato salad and ground bologna. Jo Ann worked for a number of years with her husband in their pharmacies and later at Harrison Lumber Co. during the winters. During the summers, Jo Ann enjoyed spending time on Budd Lake in Harrison with her husband and two sons. She also enjoyed card games and gardening. Jo Ann's dedication to her family and love for others will live on for generations to come. In addition to Jim, her loving husband of fifty-five years, Jo Ann leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Gregory and wife, Cathy Maxwell and Keith and wife, Barbara Maxwell. She was the proud and adoring grandma of Ashley, Ryan, Jacob, Joshua and the dear sister of Bonnie and husband, Jerry VanSumeren, Carol and husband, Thomas "Benny" McGee, Rick and wife, Terri Ciosek and Mark Ciosek. Jo Ann also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, she was welcomed home to heaven by her brother, Robert Ciosek. Memorial contributions may be directed to MidMichigan Hospice, the Salvation Army or a charity of the donor's choice. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. To Jim and family, the loss of such a wonderful person as Joann who was not only someone I worked for the pass 3 yrs.But someone who became more like a special sister to me. I willtruly miss that smiling face and her laughing together as I worked. Love Margaret

  2. Jo Ann was the most caring person I have ever known. Never thinking about herself but always of others. She was a fabulous cook, I always told her she should put a cookbook together. She would only laugh. It has been an honor to have Jo Ann in my life as a friend and neighbor. I will forever cherish her friendly smile and advice. I will miss her!

  3. Keith and family, my sympathy to all of you on the passing of Jo Ann… I remember her while growing up in the neighborhood on Pine street… May God Bless you all at this time with His peace and comfort.
    Bob Debo

  4. More than a neighbor, Joann was our dear most treasured friend. We have had so many wonderful times with Jim,& Joann ….memories that have been, and continue to be bright spots in our hearts. She will be missed – yet remembered with hearts filled with love. May God bless the family with peace and the knowledge of life eternal through their Savior Jesus.

  5. Love, Dianna and Richard purchased the Garden Accent – A heart of gold stopped beating… for the family of Jo Ann Maxwell.

  6. Love, Richard and Dianna Rahall purchased the Divine Peace Bouquet for the family of Jo Ann Maxwell.

  7. So sorry for the loss of a beautiful person, send lots of prayers for all of you.
    Wendy and Brian Bennett


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jo ann maxwell
Jo Ann Maxwell, 74, of Bay City, our kind and loving wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt and friend was born into eternal life on the morning of Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at her home. Jo Ann was born in Essexville on July 28, 1940, the daughter of the late Joseph and Leona (LaBarge) Ciosek. Jo Ann was united in marriage to James Maxwell on August 29, 1959 in St. John the Evangelist Church. Jo Ann’s love for her family was unwavering. She was an amazing cook and will forever be remembered for her wonderful potato salad and ground bologna. Jo Ann worked for a number of years with her husband in their pharmacies and later at Harrison Lumber Co. during the winters. During the summers, Jo Ann enjoyed spending time on Budd Lake in Harrison with her husband and two sons. She also enjoyed card games and gardening. Jo Ann’s dedication to her family and love for others will live on for generations to come. In addition to Jim, her loving husband of fifty-five years, Jo Ann leaves to cherish her memory her sons, Gregory and wife, Cathy Maxwell and Keith and wife, Barbara Maxwell. She was the proud and adoring grandma of Ashley, Ryan, Jacob, Joshua and the dear sister of Bonnie and husband, Jerry VanSumeren, Carol and husband, Thomas “Benny” McGee, Rick and wife, Terri Ciosek and Mark Ciosek. Jo Ann also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, she was welcomed home to heaven by her brother, Robert Ciosek. Memorial contributions may be directed to MidMichigan Hospice, the Salvation Army or a charity of the donor’s choice. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. To Jim and family, the loss of such a wonderful person as Joann who was not only someone I worked for the pass 3 yrs.But someone who became more like a special sister to me. I willtruly miss that smiling face and her laughing together as I worked. Love Margaret

  2. Jo Ann was the most caring person I have ever known. Never thinking about herself but always of others. She was a fabulous cook, I always told her she should put a cookbook together. She would only laugh. It has been an honor to have Jo Ann in my life as a friend and neighbor. I will forever cherish her friendly smile and advice. I will miss her!

  3. Keith and family, my sympathy to all of you on the passing of Jo Ann… I remember her while growing up in the neighborhood on Pine street… May God Bless you all at this time with His peace and comfort.
    Bob Debo

  4. More than a neighbor, Joann was our dear most treasured friend. We have had so many wonderful times with Jim,& Joann ….memories that have been, and continue to be bright spots in our hearts. She will be missed – yet remembered with hearts filled with love. May God bless the family with peace and the knowledge of life eternal through their Savior Jesus.

  5. So sorry for the loss of a beautiful person, send lots of prayers for all of you.
    Wendy and Brian Bennett


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