JoAnn Mayotte

NEW LENOX — JoAnn Mayotte, 78, of New Lenox, passed away Wednesday (Nov. 25, 2020) after a six-year battle with cancer.

JoAnn was born in Kankakee, on March 9, 1942, the daughter of Cecil and Gail VanMeter.

Preceding her in death were her father, Cecil; her mother, Gail; and stepfather, Jim.

Surviving are her husband, Steve; daughters, Shelly and Victoria; and her son, Michael; as well as her grandchildren, Damen, Stephen, Connor, Grace and Elyssa; and great-grandchildren, Vincent, Taylor and Killian.

JoAnn and Steve were married 57 wonderful, fun-filled years.

JoAnn will be remembered as a woman with a huge heart, full of love for her family and friends, who never met a stranger, and could make anyone she met smile and laugh. She taught all around her what true strength and courage looks like.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

A small, private family service will be held in Seminole, Fla.