Joann Donnelly, aged 65, of Ada passed away on June 24, 2020 after a short but difficult battle with lung cancer. She was born to Clarence and Hattie Mae Ballard on June 7, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, David Ballard; and her niece, Tracey Raza (McGinnis). Joann is survived by her husband, John F. Donnelly; children, John P. Donnelly, Karen Singh-Donnelly, Caitlin Donnelly-Cain, Christopher Cain; sisters, Julie Abrams, Mary (Michael) McGinnis, Deborah Ballard; mother-in-law, Alice Donnelly; and brother-in-law, Daniel Donnelly of Chicago. She will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews, Michelle Abrams, Paul Abrams, Kellie (McGinnis) Pranchke, Michael McGinnis, Jennifer Abrams, Stephanie (Abrams) Bayles, Brian McGinnis, Matthew Abrams and Scott Abrams. Joann worked for over a decade at Ada Dance Academy in their front office and was a valued and loved resource for many of the dancers and their families. A private ceremony for the immediate family will take place soon but a larger celebration of Joann’s life will be announced at a later date when larger gatherings are allowed.