Joann L. Leite, age 76, of Westerville, passed away May 16, 2014 at home. Retired from Animal Clinic of Westerville and formerly employed by St. Paul Catholic Church, Ingersoll Rand and Ohio Bell. Graduate of Columbus North High School, class of 1956. Longtime member and active volunteer at St. Paul Catholic Church. Survived by her husband of 46 years, Dr. John ”Jack” Leite; children, Randy (Theresa) of Athens, OH, Jim (Karen) of Delaware, OH, Mike (Tammy) of Groveport, OH and Michelle Leite of Westerville; grandchildren, Matthew (Erin McDougall), Caitlyn, John, Jennifer, Edward, Traehnel, Kyndra and Gabby; 5 great-grandchildren; twin brother, Gerald (Candia) Payne of Iowa City, IA; sister, Deloras Forster of Hilliard, OH; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Harry Payne; mother, Lucy Casa; step-father, Dino Casa; infant brother, Harry. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Wednesday 4-8 p.m..Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church, 313 N. State Street, Westerville, Thursday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Fr. David E. Gwinner, celebrant. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Rosary Wednesday 7:30 p.m..
Sandy Helder - May 28, 2014
Jack and Family:
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I think of Jo often and will miss our chats. Loved the video. She was a kind and loving person; her family was everything to her.
David, Lisa, Ezra, and Ethan Holben - May 20, 2014
We are deeply sorry for your loss, Randy. We are thinking about you and your family. D, L, and Boys
Carol Lawson - May 20, 2014
Friends from Indianola jr high and North High . Shared history of passed happy times. Will miss seeing her at Mass once in a while. Always had a smile. Keeping family in our prayers. Carol Lawson ,Jack Toadvine
Elmer Trombley - May 20, 2014
Our Condolences to you and your family for
the loss of your sister. We were hoping to see
both of you at our 55th reunion at North High,
but other Family functions comes first. Hope to
see you Wednesday Eve. May God Bless,
Marian Robinson Burnside - May 19, 2014
I was with Joann and Jerry from Grade 1 on. We were so happy that she joined us for our class of 1956 from North Monday gatherings in Worthington. Joann was always upbeat and fun to be with.She will be missed. My condolences to her family. Marian Burnside.
Sylvia Huelsman - May 19, 2014
Jack and Family –
We are so sorry for your loss! We remember Jo as a kind and caring lady who always had time for a chat when we brought our animals to the clinic. We know she will be greatly missed and hope that all your fond memories bring you comfort.
– Sylvia, Denny, and Jenni Huelsman
Janet Jacobs - May 19, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss Michelle. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours at this very sad time.
Mary Leite Berlew - May 18, 2014
Randy,Jimmy, Michael and Michele-
I know your pain….I know the God will ease your pain but she will never be far from your heart and your mind. She was a special person and one of the best Aunts! We will miss Aunt Jo! Prayers to all of you.
The Berlew Family and Barbara Leite
Bill deedee and bill Kramer - May 18, 2014
Dear Jack and family,
Our deepest sympathy. See you Thursday
Bill and Dee
Sharron and Doug Kutz - May 18, 2014
Jack and family we feel the loss. We waited too long to get together . So sorry
Teri Finfrock - May 18, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful lady. She will truly be missed.