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Joanne Marie Garrett

May 10, 1949 ~ July 3, 2021 (age 72)


Joanne Marie Garrett, 72, of Wellington, died Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Keystone Pointe, LaGrange. Born on May 10, 1949 in Standish, MI, she was the daughter of the late Burdette and Alma (nee Oliver) Milne. Joanne grew up in Standish, graduating from high school in 1967 and from Central Michigan University, with a bachelor’s degree in Library Science. Following graduation, she joined the Peace Corps, serving in Malaysia until 1975. While in Malaysia, she married fellow Peace Corps worker, Jon Garrett.

Joanne moved back to the states making Lorain County her home, and eventually Wellington in the early 80’s. She worked as a dispatcher with the Wellington Police Department. Joanne enjoyed volunteering in the schools, especially with the book fairs. She also enjoyed her monthly luncheons with Moe and girls who worked at the police station. She was a diehard Detroit Tiger fan, standing by her team win or lose. Most of all, Joanne cherished time with her family, especially her granddaughter.

Survivors include her children, Kenneth Garrett, of North Olmsted and Jennifer (Brian) Barlow, of Wellington; grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Samuel; her brother, Robert (DeLane) Milne; brothers in law, David Garrett and Dick (Nancy) Garrett; and many nieces and nephews. Joanne was preceded in death by her husband Jon Garrett; sister in law, Sharon Garrett and in laws, Ruth and Jim Baker.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Norton-Eastman Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements and expressions of sympathy may be shared online at

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