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Joanne E. Deiner, age 73 and a resident of Amherst passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Amherst Manor after a lifelong illness.


Joanne was born in Amherst October 1, 1946 to the late Frederick W. and Ruth C. (nee Mischka) Deiner.  She was a 1964 graduate of Marion L. Steele High School.  Joanne loved to complete word search puzzles and in her younger years she enjoyed crocheting.  Most of all, Joanne loved spending time with her niece, nephews, and their families and liked to play with their pet dogs.


Survivors include her nephews Jeff Griffith of Sandusky and Ryan (Jeri) Griffith of Westerville, niece Julie (Tim) Blake, and great nephews Austin Salinas and Jacob Griffith.


In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her sister Marilyn Griffith and great niece Marissa Salinas.


Family will receive friends at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst on Friday from 11 a.m. until Noon at which time Pastor Paul G. Werner of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Amherst, will conduct the funeral service.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery, Amherst.