Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park

12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL


Joann C Thayer

January 27, 1935October 20, 2019

Joann Catherine Thayer, age 84, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019. She was born Joann Catherine Weber on January 27, 1935 in Erie, PA, a daughter of Melena and Harold Weber. She met Richard Thayer in a 10th grade horticulture class and they married on October 16,1954. This week they celebrated 65 years of marriage. Joann was an avid bowler and a member of a bowling league for over 60 years. She enjoyed camping and travel, including a 4-month camping trip to Alaska and trips to Europe and Iceland. She was a homemaker for much of her life but also worked at Lee County Co-Op for several years. She enjoyed many hobbies, including knitting, sewing, and baking. Many of you likely enjoyed a tray of her delicious Christmas cookies! Joann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents Melena & Harold Weber, sister Merry O’Connell and her brother Ralph Weber.

Joann is survived by her husband Richard Thayer, children Ric Thayer (Ann), Ted Thayer, Doreen Licitra (Carmelo) and Kellie Thayer; sister Sandra Kidder and Charles Weber (Debbie); grandchildren Jamie Adams (Chandler), Jacob Thayer (Missi), Jordan Keller (Jason), Joanna Fonseca (Anthony), Richard Thayer, Delia Thayer, Hannah Thayer, Rick Thayer (Emily), Alyssa Rose (Joshua), Melina Hernandez (Brian), Giancarlo Licitra (Taylor), Michael Smith (Summer), Bryan Smith and Jason Thayer (Jaimey); several great grandchildren. She also leaves behind many other family members and friends who will miss her warm smile.

A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Hodges Funeral Home, 12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL 33913 with interment to follow in Lee Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. the evening prior on Thursday, October 24th. For information, please contact (239)334-4880. Online condolences may be offered at www.leememorialpark.com.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 24, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, October 25, 2019


Joann C Thayer

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October 24, 2019

Joann, was a lovely lady that I was blessed to be introduced to by her husband Richard.
We have known and spent many of Christmas parties and outings with them and she will be missed very much.
She was not only a great person to talk to she could bake like nobody else I know.
We will all miss hearing about what she was up to and of course the holidays will not be the same without that smile.
We will miss Joann very much here on earth but God has got one of his Angels back.

Patricia Stark

October 21, 2019

Joann was a dear friend for many years and I have a lot of good memories of our times together. She did not know how to say 'NO' to anyone and was always busy with a big smile.

Joann will be sorely missed by Dick and all her family and friends. Lately, I did not see her as much as I would have liked but we had endless conversations when Dick was at work (and sometimes when he wasn't). I hope she realized who I was but it did not matter as we laughed about old times anyway. May she be at peace now.
God Bless! Pat Stark