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Jo Ann Gasper

April 20, 1954 - November 12, 2019

Jo Ann Gasper, age 65 of the Perry and the Chesaning area, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Perry Township Hall, 2770 W. Ellsworth Road, Perry, MI 48872 at 12:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to share stories of Jo Ann if they wish.

Jo Ann was born April 20, 1954 in Owosso, Michigan to Junior and Lucy (Bell) Chapman. She grew up in Perry and graduated from Perry High School in 1972 and went on to work for Universal Electric as well as Meijer Grocery as a deli clerk. Jo Ann met and married Lawrence Gasper in 1981, recently celebrating 38 years of marriage. She loved spending time with her friends and family whom she was very devoted to. Jo Ann was known for always helping anyone in need. She enjoyed being outdoors; caring for her plants, spending time with her dog, Murphy, reading, and playing puzzle games. Throughout the years she also collected many dolls which she loved.

Surviving to cherish her memory is her husband; Lawrence, her children; Mark, Kevin and Jessica Gasper, her brothers Darrel (Glenda) Chapman, Neil Chapman, her sisters; Helen Martin, Annette Stanfield and Norma (Mike Meade) Tejkl. JoAnn was predeceased by both of her parents.

Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com.