March 4, 1947 ~ February 18, 2022

Born in: Detroit, MI
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

JoAnn Vass, 74, of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her daughter, Suzanne; son-in-law, Ramin; and three grandchildren, Jack, Max, and Piper Rashidian, on February 18, 2022. She was born March 4, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Daniel and Virgina Lazo. JoAnn retired from Methodist Community Hospital where she worked as a nurse. She was also a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hardinsburg, Kentucky.

JoAnn loved her grandkids, shopping, traveling, spending time at the lake, and crafting. She also enjoyed spending time with the love of her life, Anton Steve Vass.

Along with her parents, JoAnn is preceded in death by her husband Anton.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Suzanne Marie Vass Rashidian and her husband, Dr. Ramin Rashidian, of Owensboro, Kentucky and Steven Anton Vass of Henderson, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Alex Vass, Tyler Vass, Jack Rashidian, Max Rashidian, and Piper Rashidian; and two siblings, Daniel Lazo and Debbie Lankin.

Service will be 2:00 pm on Monday, February 21, 2022 at Resurrection Cemetery. Burial to follow at the cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Monday, February 21, 2022 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Vass.  Share your messages of condolence with the family of JoAnn Vass and sign her virtual guestbook by going to



Visitation: February 21, 2022 10:00 am - February 21, 2022 1:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: February 21, 2022 2:00 pm

Resurrection Cemetery
5404 Leitchfield Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. All our love and prayers and comfort for your family.
    She was such a beautiful person and has an amazing soul.

  2. A prayer for my dear sister,
    May eternal rest, grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her forever and ever.
    May she rest in peace. Amen.

  3. Dear Suzanne and family please accept my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Rest In Peace, dear sister. Wishing you comfort and peace.
    I love you Jo.

  4. Dear Suzanne I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

  5. Sister, there are no goodbyes. Where ever you’ll be, you’ll always be in my heart! I love you and will miss Jo 💗

  6. Sister, there are no goodbyes. Where ever you’ll be, you’ll always be in my heart. I love you and miss you Jo ❤

  7. Sorry for your loss I loved working with Joann at Methodist she was so sweet she will be missed Rip my friend

  8. Dear Suzanne and family so sorry to hear about your Mom. An aunt is a gift whose worth cannot be measured except by the heart. With my sincere condolences.

  9. Ree Ree loves you guys so much…Nanny & Poppy were the best parents/grandparents/friend & im gonna miss her texts & calls😢…I know She & Poppy were so happy seeing each other but I know them babies will miss them like no other…Just remember if y’all need me for anything, I’m just a call away

  10. Love and comfort for you and the whole family during these trying times. Always thinking about my brother in-law and sister in law, now together again! God bless.

  11. Morning report ( @Community Methodist Hospital) with JoAnn…we might have had more fun than we were supposed to. I am so sorry for your loss. JoAnn was such a joy. I loved to hear her talk about her family with such obvious love and devotion. We shared a love of shopping and purses and believed our children to be perfect and our grandchildren even more perfect.

  12. I loved working with Joann, she was sweet and sassy. Her love of family foremost in her mind and heart 💜 She will be missed.

  13. I worked at the hospital with your mom and dad both. We heard about you kids a lot. I know your dad is excited to be reunited with your mom! You all are in my thoughts and prayers!❤️❤️🙏🙏

  14. I am sooo sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a great lady and nurse. Always smiling. Prayers for her family and friends.

  15. Suzanne, I know there simply are no words. Just know we love you, and we pray for you. Sending so many big hugs! Teresa, Sarah and Isabela

  16. JoAnn was a beautiful lady inside &out and she was an exceptional caring nurse! May the love of God comfort and strengthen each of you during this time 🙏🏾🙏🏾

  17. Your mother was a lovely lady. I very much enjoyed speaking with her when she would visit the post office. I’m so sorry to learn of her passing.

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