Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home

406 First Street, Jackson, MI


Joanne D. Kaplinski

September 3, 1932October 3, 2019

Of Jackson, passed away October 3, 2019. She was born Sept 3, 1932 in Jackson, MI to George and Margaret Davies. She is survived by her five children, George (Sarah) Kaplinski; Katie (Greg) Haley; Patti Kaplinski; John (Susan) Kaplinski; Matt (Amber) Kaplinski, grandchildren, Anya, Ivan and Jenna (Alex) Webster, great-grandchildren, Piper and Calvin; Michael (Anessa) Kaplinski, Aiden and Nora; She is also survived by her sister, Patricia Pierce; many nieces, nephews and loving friends. She was a lifetime member of Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church. Joanne cherished memories of her extensive travels around the American west, Ireland and Alaska, but always loved coming back to her lifelong home of Jackson. She enjoyed her time working at the Toy House, as office manager for Dr. John Stageman, and running her own framing business, “Framed by Joanne”. She received her Master Gardner degree from MSU. Her hands were rarely still, with needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, knitting, cooking, and baking.

Per her wishes cremation has taken place and The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Queen of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church, Saturday October 12, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Private burial St. Johns Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church.


  • Queen of the Miraculous Medal Church


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, October 12, 2019


Joanne D. Kaplinski

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Cary Pierce

October 11, 2019

Great seeing the cousins and getting the sisters together

Kathleen Kessler Huneycutt

October 11, 2019

It's hard to lose someone so special, especially when it's your Mom. JoAnne often commented that I was a bad influence on Patti and in retrospect, I probably was! I think I won her over eventually. It's clear to see she was a great judge of character. :) She was tough and new how to handle hard situations. I know her family will miss her dearly so my heart and thoughts are with them during this difficult time. Hugs to you all!

Mary Judge

October 7, 2019

I want to wish my condolences to Joanne's family at this difficult time. I met her through my sister, Mary Ellen Smith. They were good old school friends. I worked with her at the hospital for several years and enjoyed all those days we worked together. I will continue praying for her. She left us way to quick and soon.

cary pierce

October 7, 2019

So happy Aunt Jo could join the Pierce's clan to celebrate Pat's 90th