AUSTINTOWN - Joann E. Barrows, 59, of Austintown, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren of natural causes.
She was born Nov. 22, 1954, in Jackson, Mich., the daughter of Edward R. and Carol J. Bailow Stasiak.
Ms. Barrows was a graduate of Youngstown State University and was a CPA with the offices of Barrows and Company, CPA.
She was also the founder of Second Chance Animal Rescue. Joann was truly devoted to the saving, rescuing and adopting of many felines.
Her family will remember her as hard working, detail oriented and a giving person.
She is survived by her mother, Carol J. Stasiak; sister, Barbara J. Watts; brother, Edward (Patricia) Stasiak; and nieces and nephews, Nicole, Luke and Caleb Watts and Ashley and Jacob Stasiak.
She was preceded in death by her father.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Crown Hill Burial Park Chapel Mausoleum, 3966 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna.
A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, at Crown Hill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Joann, may be given to the Second Chance Animal Rescue, PO BOX 4867, Austintown, OH 44515.
Selby Funeral Home, entrusted with arrangements.