Joanna Maxine Bloom, 87, Port Washington, formerly of Galion and the Tappan Lake area, passed away at her Port Washington residence on Wednesday evening, April 21, 2010.

Joanna was born in Morrow County on Aug. 5, 1922, a daughter of the late Frederick James and Pansy Mae Hall Hull.

Joanna was a graduate of Galion High School, Class of 1941. She was a homemaker for all her adult life. She was employed as a nurse's aide at the Bell Nursing Home, Kimbolton, for a few years. She was a member of the Young at Heart Ministries of West Lafayette, the Tuscarawas County Senior Citizens, the Newcomerstown Senior Citizens and was a former member of the VFW Post 1445 of New Philadelphia.

Joanna enjoyed crocheting, gardening, working on jigsaw puzzles, cooking, camping and fishing.

Joanna was preceded in death by husband, Irving Washington Bloom, who passed away in 1994 and whom she married July 3, 1950. Also deceased are two sons, Timothy A. "Tim" Bloom of Port Washington, who passed away in 2002, and Sidney Bloom of Uhrichsville, who passed away in 1995; a sister, Mary Sherman Twigg of Galion; three brothers, Hubert Sherman of Warsaw, Kenneth Sherman of Galion and Paul Sherman of Columbus; and a sister-in-law, Doris Hull of Urbana, Ill., who passed away in 2002.

Joanna is survived by five daughters and three sons, Doris M. (Gary A.) Penrod of Port Washington, Pam S. Lanzer of Port Washington and her companion, Klint B. Stillwell of Zanesville, Barbara Richards of Indiana, Irma (Ed) Amore, Wilma Jean Baker and David W. (Sherry) Bloom, all of Coshocton, Bill (Marilyn) Bloom of Tacoma, Wash., and Irving W. (Connie) Bloom of Kimbolton; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; her brother, James F. Hull of Urbana, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services to celebrate Joanna's life were April 27 at the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Pastor Steve Young of Young at Heart Ministries, West Lafayette, officiated the services. Burial followed in the Salem-Union Cemetery, Port Washington.

The family is requesting that memorials be made in Joanna's name to Journey's End Ministries, 205 S. River St., Newcomerstown, OH 43832; or the Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 W. Third St., Dover, OH 44622.