Joanne Marie Ferrett 84 of rural Marion passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, April 12, 2021. Joanne was born March 8, 1937 in Escanaba, Michigan the daughter of Alvin and Rose Marie (Lewis) O’Donnell. Joanne graduated from Escanaba Catholic Holy Cross High School in 1955.
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Joanne began her career with Michigan Bell Telephone Company of Howell, Michigan in 1955 and retired from Michigan Bell Telephone Company of Allen Park, Michigan in 1990. Ms. Ferrett had resided in Marion since 1990, moving from Brighton, Michigan. Joanne was a dedicated parishioner at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Marion. She enjoyed buying, collecting, and selling antiques, visiting various casinos throughout Michigan, floral gardening, yard grooming, watching wildlife on her property, watching televised NASCAR races, and reading a good book.
Surviving Ms. Ferrett is her son, David Bruce Ferrett and wife Valerie of Howell, three grandsons: Dominic Ferrett, Seth Ferrett and Shaun Ferrett, one step-son, Thomas Ferrett of Ypsilanti, Michigan, two brothers: Bobby Wyatt and Billy Wyatt both of Tennessee, two brothers in-law: Art Ferrett and wife Barb of Harrison, Michigan and Darwin Ferrett and wife Kathleen also of Harrison, one niece, Kelly O’Donnell and one nephew, Michael O’Donnell, plus numerous extended family members. Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Richard O’Donnell.
Memorial gifts in memory of Joanne may be considered to: Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1088, 608 Ludington Street, Escanaba, Michigan 49829. To share an online memory or condolence with Joanne’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Ms. Ferrett are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.