Joanne Borsos Averill, 89, passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 26, 2020.

Born on Nov. 14, 1931, to Valerie and Anton Borsos of Niles, she was the youngest of four children. After graduating from Niles High School, she attended the University of Michigan, where she met, and upon graduation, married Charles F. Averill. After four years with the U.S. Navy, Charles settled into a career with Whirlpool Corp., and they made their home in St. Joseph.