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Jo Ann Horne Drapalik
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Jo Ann Horne Drapalik
With heartfelt sadness, we say goodbye to our loving and beautiful mother, wife and grandmother. Jo Ann Horne Drapalik, age 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 4th, 2019, at Ogeechee Area Hospice inpatient facility in Statesboro.
    She was born on February 24, 1935, in Savannah, Ga., to Cohen Horne and Anne Elizabeth Strickland. She graduated from Commercial High School on 1953 and later married and had three children.
    While working at Great Dane Trailers, she continued her education at Armstrong State University and eventually received her master’s degree from Georgia Southern University in 1972.
    She was employed by Georgia Southern University for many years and then worked and retired from Southeastern Technical College in Swainsboro, Ga.
    After retirement, she and her husband, Robert Fowler, shared their passion for traveling. They were married on January 9, 1999, and the 20 years they were together, they traveled to every continent in the world.
    Her interests included playing bridge, shopping with her daughters, casual get-together dinners with friends and taking care of her many pets. Jo Ann also enjoyed spending time with her daughters and grandsons in Florida.
    She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Elizabeth Strickland; her parents and her son, Marc Wilson.
    She is survived by her husband, Robert Fowler; her daughters, Lisa Cahill (John) and Dawn Wilson; her sister, Arlene Lifsey; her grandsons, Adam Cahill and Noah Cahill; her nephews, Michael Lifsey (Melissa) and Matthew Lifsey (Dea); and their children.
    A private graveside service and burial will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019, in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Savannah, Ga.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459.
    Friends may sign the online register book at
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, August 8, 2019
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