Joan (Joanie) Beverly Ferre, age 76, passed away July 21, 2021. She was born November 28, 1944, in Akron, Ohio to Egon and Maxine Schroeter. She married the love-of-her-life, Mario Vincent Ferre Jr, in April of 1967 who preceded her in death in 2013.
Joanie loved people who were down and out. She was an accomplished artist in watercolor and colored pencil. She also enjoyed needlework and crochet. Her passion was to cook the biggest meal, including dessert, and then go collapse on the sofa to watch everyone enjoy her cooking.
Joanie drove school bus for 28 years, the last half of her career driving special-needs children throughout the county. She loved to celebrate every holiday by dressing up and acting the part as she drove. After she retired to Florida, she worked at Walmart and received several awards for her exemplary service.
Joanie is survived by her children, Beverly Crumbley, James Ferre, Michele Ferre, Renee (Paul) Ferre; grandchildren, James, Justin, Steven (Lauren), Ryan (Haley Jo), Sarah (Greg), Emily, Allison, Carlos, Andrew, Christy, Marcos, Lucas: great grandchildren, Matthew, Jeffrey, Scarlett, Ethan, Marshall, Raylynn, Grant; sister Judy Lewellen; and brother, David Schroeter; and her many nephews and nieces.