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Jo Ann Lawler

February 2, 1934 ~ June 17, 2022 (age 88)


Jo Ann Lawler, age 88, of Greensboro passed away peacefully June 17, 2022 at her home.

She was born February 2, 1934 in Thayer, Missouri the daughter of the late Leslie Franklin Sweaney and Mabel Marie Fernimen Sweaney. She is also preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Paul Lawler.

Jo Ann was an accomplished piano player that gave the gift of music to her children and students that she taught over the years. She played both the piano and organ for her church, played with a quartet, even toured through Europe and played once at the Vatican. Jo Ann also loved spending time in her garden growing beautiful flowers.

Left to cherish her memory are her five children, Lisa Duitman and husband Henry, Cathy Leas and husband Jeff, Jim Franz and wife Kay, Joe Franz and wife Barbara, and Jerry Franz and wife Wendy; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and numerous other beloved family and friends.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.


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