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Joanne Lange

May 13, 1930 — August 30, 2023

Carmel

Joanne (Jo) Lange, 93, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday August 31, 2023, at The Restoracy of Carmel,  Carmel, Indiana. She was born in McHenry, Kentucky  on May 13, 1930, to Wendell O'Connell Duvall and Cornelia Jane Fulkerson Duvall. She married John (Jack) Lange, Sr. on December 27, 1951.  He died on July 27, 2022.  She leaves behind her daughter Jayne (Lange) Schnepp of Westfield, Indiana.  She is survived by seven grandchildren, Alisha (Jason) Ehret, Ayndrea Ruchty, Jared Lange, Josh Lange, Jama Lange, Brittney Lange and John Kyle (Trisha) Lange. She also has five surviving great grandchildren, Chase Ehret, Kyleigh Ehret, Lyla Ruchty, Nolan Ruchty, Eleanor Ruchty and Eleeya Lange. She is also survived by her brother, Charles (Chuck) Duvall of Tallmadge, Ohio and her sister-in-law, Margaret Farley of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Jo lived her childhood in Cuyahoga Falls/Stow Ohio.  In the 1960's the family moved to Evansville, Indiana and then to Wabash, Indiana in 1970's where they lived until 2021.  Her and Jack then moved to The Restoracy of Carmel to be cared for and close to their daughter.  Jo was a homemaker and wonderful mom while her children were growing up.  After the youngest, her daughter, graduated, she began working at the local grade schools in Wabash, Indiana as the secretary.  Her husband, Jack, and her opened their own head hunting business, Lange & Associates, in the 1990's.  She loved spending time with family and friends and her grandchildren.  The children and grandchildren fondly remember the Christmases spent with “Grandma Jo” and “Po”.  Grandma made every Christmas special.  There was more than enough presents to go around as well as food.  Jo was preceded in death by her son, James (Jim) Lange and John (Jack) Lange, Jr. as well her husband, Jack.  They were able to celebrate 70 years together on December 27, 2021.

A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, September 2, 2023 from 1:00 – 3:00 at Indiana Funeral Care, 8151 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. There is no graveside service.

 

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Checks should be made payable to “Alzheimer's Foundation of America.”

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