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JoAnn I. Flahiff

October 2, 1942 — March 22, 2023

Gibsonburg

 Jo Ann I. (Ostheimer) Flahiff, 80 of Gibsonburg passed away on March 22, 2023 peacefully at home with her husband and family at her side. Born on October 2, 1942, Jo Ann was one of 3 children of the late Bernard C. and Norma J.(McGrady) Good.

Jo Ann graduated from Clyde High School in 1960 before going on to attend the Providence School of Nursing and Bowling Green State University Firelands Campus. She worked as a secretary for the Rogers Group. 

On July 25, 1993, Jo Ann married Richard Flahiff in Gibsonburg. 

Jo Ann was a homemaker with many talents. Jo Ann was a girl scout leader for many years and enjoyed sharing demonstrations of Early American crafts and arts for local organizations including: quilting, cornhusk dolls, apple head dolls, and tatting. She also loved bobbin lace, canning, and helping her husband with the details on some of his refurbished antique tractors. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, and together, Jo Ann and Richard were members of SCRAP and the Power of Yesteryear. Jo Ann also loved spending time with her numerous grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Richard; children, Edward C. Ostheimer II (Steven P. Andres) of Sandusky, Kathleen (Steven) Tullio of Springhill, FL, Jeffrey S. (Diane) Ostheimer of Sandusky, Nicole (James) King of Castalia, Amy Jordan of Castalia, Joseph Flahiff of Ashtabula, Thomas Flahiff of Gibsonburg, Julie (Ned Fairbanks II) Fairbanks of Pemberville, and Jeanette (Robert) Kiser of Wenatchee, WA; and siblings, Barbara Fisher of Fremont and Bernard Good of Monroeville; and sisters-in-law, Martha Camden (David Gable) of Gibsonburg and Nancy Francis of Fremont.

Jo Ann is preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Norma; son-in-law, William Jordan; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Flahiff; brothers-in-law, William Wise and David Francis and sister-in-law, Eileen Wise.

A time of visitation will be held on Monday, March 27 from 4:00-8:00PM at the Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Crematory, Gibsonburg. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 28 beginning at 10:00AM with burial to follow at Saints Michael and Lawrence Cemetery, Gibsonburg. 

Donations in Jo Ann's name may be made to the Humane Society of Sandusky County.

Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Crematory, Gibsonburg is honored to assist the Flahiff family during this difficult time. 

 

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Visitation

Monday, March 27, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Crematory

319 W. Madison St., Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Crematory

319 W. Madison St., Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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Burial

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Lawrence and St. Michael Cemetery

Co Rd 88, Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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