JoAnn Anderson, 71, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. She was born March 9, 1949, in Simon, W. Va., to Edward Lowery and Stella Hall Lowery Reek. She married Ray Anderson on Sept. 6, 1968, in Woodstock, Ill.

As well as raising her family, JoAnn worked at Camcar in Rockford, Ill., Motorola in Harvard, Ill., and Minarik in South Beloit, Wis. Family was the most important thing to JoAnn and she loved spending time with them, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Ray; daughters, Diane (Rick) Mayberry, of Machesney Park, Ill., and Debra Anderson, of Poplar Grove, Ill.; brothers, William and Jack Lowery; grandchildren, Tricia Graham, Katrina Graham, Breann Mayberry, Caitlin Mayberry.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Stella; and brother, Edward Lowery Jr.

Due to current restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family. Online condolences can be expressed at

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