JoAnn “Jowers” Vaccaro, of Rockford passed away July 16, 2014 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. She was born September 10, 1952 in San Antonio, TX the daughter of Clayton and Mickie Wilburn-Carter. JoAnn attended West High School. She married Thomas J. Vaccaro, he preceded her in death November of 2004.
JoAnn is survived by her sister, Mickie Jeannie (Steven) Kennedy; nieces, Tonia Kennedy, Tracey (Tim) and Olivia Dawson; nephews, Michael Austin, Jonathan Neblock, Timothy Dawson and Ian Torrisi all of Rockford and niece Tina Kennedy of Mexico.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband, step daughter, Candy Vaccaro; and her dog, Kassie Girl. Special thanks to everyone for your love and support at this time. Memorials can be made in the name of the family.
Memorial services will be 1:00p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Beth Eden United Methodist Church 3201 Huffman Blvd. Final arrangements were completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home 2429 W. State Street.