CORTLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Joan Marilyn Grant Pappas, 73 of Mecca Townshi,p passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

She was born on October 10, 1949, to the late George Thomas and Ruth Battison Grant.

Joan was born and raised in Trumbull County.

She married her husband, Lee, on August 5, 1978 and spent 44 wonderful years together.

Joan was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved spending time camping, going to the beach and traveling across the country. Disney was always on the top of her list and then traveling out West.

Joan had a passion for the Lord and helping others.

She dedicated her life to helping others by teaching in the Maplewood School system for 37 years. When she wasn’t teaching on a regular basis, she spent time tutoring kids when she wasn’t in school. S

he will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband, Lee N. Pappas; children, Erika Lopez, Ryan (Melissa) Pappas and Nick (Caitlin Conroy) Pappas; grandchildren, Ava, Logan, Stella, Lexi and Maci Pappas and numerous other family and friends.

Calling hours will be held 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2023, at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High Street, Cortland, OH 44410.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2023, in the funeral home chapel.

Interment will be held at West Mecca Cemetery.

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A television tribute will air Friday, May 5 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.