At age 57 years old, Joann crossed the rainbow bridge suddenly on Monday, December 19th, 2022, in her Rochester home. She was rejoined with her wife Sara, her parent’s Harold and Adele Bettis, sisters Tina Glaum , Darlene (Mark) Sovie, brother in-law Larry Babb, and nephew Michael Church. Joann is survived by her Daughter Susan Meador (Mat Canida), two grandchildren Toni Canida and Dante Sopko, her sisters Evelyn Church (Steven) and Michelle Mourey, nieces, nephews, and many close friends, to whom she was incredibly dedicated to.
Joann was an avid advocate for those who needed help and were willing to put in the work to better themselves. She made significant impacts in the lives of those people she worked with. Joann loved baking, playing cards, camping, and taking photos, and being surrounded by friends and family. She believed in living life to the fullest while spreading as much positivity as she could.
A celebration of Joann’s life is being planned for the summer of 2023. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the gofundme account currently set up by the family to help with the unexpected funeral costs. The gofundme link is https://gofund.me/840cb21c .