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Joanna (Whitman) Maring

September 26, 1955 ~ January 6, 2021 (age 65)


Oh, there will pass with your great passing, 
Little of beauty not your own, 
Only the light from common water, 
Only the grace from simple stone. 
~Edna St. Vincent Millay

Joanna Maring, 65, of Marcellus, MI, passed away Wednesday January 6, 2021. 

She was born September 26, 1955 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of John Whitman and Betty  (Hill) Whitman. 

Those knew Joanna knew of her kind and gentle nature. She was an honest woman and had a huge heart. She treasured time with her family and having fun with her grandchildren.  She recently retired from Bronson Lakeview where she was a breakfast cook. Prior to her employment at Bronson, Joanna worked for the Lawton School District. 

Joanna is survived by her husband of 47 years, John Maring, her daughter, Nara Maring; son, Steven (Amanda) Maring; two grandchildren, Emma Maring and Caleb Maring and her mother, Betty Whitman. She was preceded in death by her father, John Whitman and her brother, John Scott Whitman.

Cremation will take place. There will be a celebration of life held later this year. 

"Till the rivers all run dry"

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