HOMEWORTH, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Jo Ann Tillman (Hetherington) passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, after a short but devastating illness (ALS).

She was born November 16, 1956 in Alliance, Ohio to Virginia and Kenneth Hetherington (Hoffer) who preceded her in death.

She was a graduate of Sebring McKinley High School in 1975 with a small graduating class, for which she remained life-long friends with many.

Jo Ann worked for the Gem Clay/Ferro Corporation in Sebring, Ohio. She excelled as a medical transcriptionist for the past 25 years which she truly loved.

She is survived by her husband, Dave, of 40 years; daughter, Allison Marie Lepsesty; son, Kurt Matthew (Jackie) Tillman; grandchildren, Trevor and Carter Ludwig and stepgranddaughter, Lex Nieb.

Jo Ann loved gardening, floral arrangements, Cleveland sports, traveling and her past and present dogs and granddogs but her best quality was her heart of gold. She would do anything for anyone. She loved her two grandsons, Trevor and Carter, more than they loved her. Jo Ann will be missed dearly by her friends and family.

Please join us for a memorial and a celebration of Jo Ann’s life at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. We will be serving finger foods and soft drinks. The church is located at 15096 W. Middletown Road, Beloit, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to the ALS Foundation of Northeastern Ohio, 6133 Rockside Road, Suite 301, Independence, OH 44131 (www.als.org/northern-ohio), or local humane society, in Jo Ann’s name.

You may sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of JoAnn (Hetherington) Tillman, please visit our floral store.

A television tribute will air Thursday, December 15 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.