Joanne Elizabeth Hillard, age 71 of Lowell, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. She is survived by her husband of 52 years Lynn; children Shawn (Mark) Batchelor, Tami (Mike) Watts, Lynn Hillard Jr., Jennifer (Jim) Gauw; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Joanne graduated from Marywood Academy. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and loved raising her family. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 4, 11:00 a.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids, Rev. Aaron Ferris of St. Mary Catholic Church of Lowell. The family will meet with friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the funeral home chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 402 Amity St., Lowell, MI 49331 or Alzheimer’s Association, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Ste 100, Southfield, MI 48033.