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Joanne Arlene Amber

Joanne Arlene Amber, 44, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, August 3, 2014, at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. She was born August 28, 1969 in Des Plains, Illinois.

She had been an area resident for 17 years. Joanne was a big hearted, loving person who faced many struggles in life, and through hard work, finally found peace and happiness within herself.

She was the loving mother of Jessica Amber of Elyria and Justin Seman of North Ridgeville and the loving grandmother of newborn, Rachel. She is also survived by two sisters, Kimberly Owens and Cynthia Paquet, both of Virginia Beach, Virginia and by her fiance, Bruce Neiding, Jr., of Elyria.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Arlene Holland; her father, Lawrence Amber; her stepfather, Joseph Holland; and her twin sister, Cheryl Lynn Amber.

The family will receive friends Thursday, August 7, 2014, from 4:30 P.M., until the time of the funeral service at 7:30 P.M., at the Liston Funeral Home, 36403 Center Ridge Rd., (at Stoney Ridge Rd.), North Ridgeville. The Reverend Chuck Behrens will officiate the service. Burial will be at a later date in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Joanne’s children, Jessica Amber and Justin Seman.

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