JoAnn Edgerton Betzold, 88, of Batavia, NY and formerly of Akron, NY, went to her heavenly rest on Nov. 23, 2022.
She is predeceased by her husband, Gary; parents; sister, Pat; and brother, Louis.
Joann was born on March 21, 1934 to Leslie and Elizabeth Edgerton of Elba, NY, where she was raised. She lived her entire life in the Western New York area, where she built her life around her faith and her family.
Joann never met a person she didn’t like and viewed every conversation as an opportunity to make a new lifelong friend. She was a vibrant gift to her church community, and a loving cheerful presence wherever she went.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Todd (Debbie), Mark (Brenda), John (Anita), Laurie (Mike), Beth, Linda (James), Matthew (Joy); stepson, Gary (Annette); 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are cordially invited to share thoughts, condolences and fond memories 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia NY. Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Clarence Center-Akron Mennonite Church, 11500 Clarence Center Road, Akron NY 14001.
She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia NY 14020.