Joann Elizabeth Dzedzy passed away on June 18, 2012.
She was born on April 11, 1937 to John and Madeline Barry in Bayard, Nebraska. She graduated from Mountain Home High School in Idaho in 1955. She moved to Cheney in 1966 with family.
She is survived by her daughters Virginia Schauble, Lauralee Simpson of St. John, Wash., Jenise Gralapp of Medical Lake, and her son Edward Dzedzy of Cheney, 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband John Paul Dzedzy Jr. in 2002 and her daughter Dorothy Dzedzy in 2000.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and was a supporter of the Special Olympics. She enjoyed quilting and spending time in the outdoors and helping her children and grandchildren enjoy life.
Services were held at the Greenwood Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, June 23, 2012.