Joan E. Jerome, 81 and life-long resident of Hudson, passed away on Friday, January 6th, at Hudson Elms.

Surviving are Joan's long-time best friend John (Bud) Morse III; brother John Jerome (Donna), nephews John Jr. and Chris; sister Diane Smith (Irv), nephew Billy Fisher and beloved niece Kristine Fisher, and cousin Janet Noall. Also surviving are many good and faithful friends who were always there for Joan over the years.

At Joan's request there will be no service. Final arrangements were handled by Johnson Romito Funeral Home, 19 East Main St., Hudson, phone 330-650-4181. Joan loved her cat KiKi, and donations in Joan's memory to the Humane Society of Greater Akron, 7996 Darrow Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087, would be greatly appreciated.

(HH 2-5-17)