Joanne Mead

Joanne Mead, age 84, of Roscommon, died peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at her home in the presence and comfort of her family.
Joanne was born August 5, 1934 in Grayling, Michigan, the daughter of Rolla and Fern (Lovely) Failing. 
She married Carlton R. Mead, Jr, on November 26, 1952 in Roscommon, Michigan.  
Joanne had worked at a phone operator for General Telephone, a machine operator at Nagel’s.  She even had her own daycare.  Most importantly she was a wonderful wife and a loving mother.  
Joanne had been a long time member of St. Michael Catholic Church and the CCW.  Joanne enjoyed many things throughout her life, including knitting and reading.
Joanne is survived by her children, Becky (Lyle) Barnes of Roscommon, Cathy (Willie) Rivas of Roscommon, Rusty (Laura) Mead of Roscommon; six grandchildren, Bridget (Jim) VerMeesch of Ithaca, Stacy (Rick McGregor) Hornyak of California, Darren (Jaime) Barnes of Roscommon, Ben (Ali) Barnes of Alma, Kacey Mead of Roscommon, Jamie (Mike Max) Mead of Roscommon; eleven great-grandchildren, Garrett, Samantha, Alex, Anna, Rylan, Owen, Annie, Reid, Aiden, Isla, and Griffin; brothers-in-law Cliff Wood and Larry Mead; sister-in-law Ann Mead; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 
Joanne is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Carlton; brother Lloyd Failing, sister Linda Slocum; brother-in-law Lauren (Susan) Mead; and sister-in-law Connie Wood.
Family and friends will gather Monday, February 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wagner and Walsh Funeral Directors, 143 Lake Street, Roscommon, Michigan 48653. 
The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, February 12, at 11 a.m., at St Michael Catholic Church, 104 North 6th Street, Roscommon, Michigan  48653 with the Reverend Bernard Tyler officiating.
 Joanne will be laid to rest in the spring at Roscommon Village Cemetery.
The family prefers memorial contributions be made in Joanne’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner and Walsh Funeral Directors, Roscommon.  
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