OBITUARY

JoAnn Cortelyou

June 3, 1941May 20, 2019

JoAnn Cortelyou age 77 of Griffith, IN, Lexington, TN, and St. Louis, MO went to be with The Lord on May 20, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. JoAnn is survived be her loving husband, Garrie Cortelyou; son and daughter in law, Mike and Linda Adams; brother, Carl (Charlene) Lindsey; sister, Betty (Walter) Roberts; granddaughters, Allison (Brad) Lopez and Amy (Jordan) Hallow; great grandsons, Braydon and Landyn Lopez and many nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Minnie Lindsey; husband, Lyndel Adams; daughter, Michelle Adams; sister, Donna Eck and brother Greg Lindsey. JoAnn was born in Corinth, MS and then moved to Northwest, IN where she graduated from Hobart High School in 1959. She married and raised 2 children while working at U.S. Steel in accounting and met her lifelong friends, Louie & Lupe Dela Vega and their family who she remained friends with. JoAnn and her husband Lyndel started their own business – L & M Trucking. JoAnn continued to run the business after Lyndel's death in 1985, until 1991. JoAnn then moved to Lexington, TN to be close to her daughter Michelle who had been dealing with many medical issues where she met 2 more life long friends Jerry & Judy Bingham. In 2005 JoAnn met a great man Garrie Cortelyou who married her in 2006. After living in Missouri for a while they moved to Crown Point, IN to be closer to family, especially her 2 beautiful great grandsons Braydon & Landyn Lopez. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM with a service at 6:00 PM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home 8178 Cline Avenue Crown Point, IN with Pastor David Hamstra officiating. Online condolences may be left at chapellawnfunerals.com

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  • JoAnn Cortelyou age 77 of Griffith, IN, Lexington, TN, and St. Louis, MO went to be with The Lord on May 20, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
    JoAnn is survived be her loving husband, Garrie Cortelyou; son and daughter in law, Mike and Linda Adams; brother, Carl (Charlene) Lindsey; sister, Betty (Walter) Roberts; granddaughters, Allison (Brad) Lopez and Amy (Jordan) Hallow; great grandsons, Braydon and Landyn Lopez and many nieces, and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Minnie Lindsey; husband, Lyndel Adams; daughter, Michelle Adams; sister, Donna Eck and brother Greg Lindsey.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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Sherry Casey

June 3, 2019

JoAnn and I have know each other since we were around 12 years old, both lived off of Liverpool road in camp 133.many memories running through
My mind as I write. We would spend many hours down by deep river. We had a croquet set and we played quite often, flew kites, and whenever we had the chance we sang. Both loved music..we harmonized and became so good we and a schoolmate named Janet sang at Evans School fun day. I was so nervous. We didn’t have much money but we all wore black pants and a white blouse..lol! Just kids. But we sang DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE..and they clapped! I could go on forever but I won’t. It’s difficult to lose your friends, and living far away makes it harder. I can’t be there for the memorial
But I think of her softly in my heart. Eeew uh Eeew! JO! You know what it means...much love sherrycasey

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Biography

JoAnn Cortelyou age 77 of Griffith, IN, Lexington, TN, and St. Louis, MO went to be with The Lord on May 20, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.
JoAnn was born in Corinth, MS and then moved to Northwest, IN where she graduated from Hobart High School in 1959. She married and raised 2 children while working at U.S. Steel in accounting and met her lifelong friends, Louie & Lupe Dela Vega and their family who she remained friends with. JoAnn and her husband Lyndel started their own business – L & M Trucking. JoAnn continued to run the business after Lyndel's death in 1985, until 1991. JoAnn then moved to Lexington, TN to be close to her daughter Michelle who had been dealing with many medical issues where she met 2 more life long friends Jerry & Judy Bingham. In 2005 JoAnn met a great man Garrie Cortelyou who married her in 2006. After living in Missouri for a while they moved to Crown Point, IN to be closer to family, especially her 2 beautiful great grandsons Braydon & Landyn Lopez.