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JoAnn Rees, 83 of Simsbury, beloved wife of the late Jack H. Rees, passed away on Saturday evening, April 17, 2010 at the McLean Home, Simsbury. Born in Michigan City, IN, she lived in Simsbury for the last 42 years. JoAnn graduated from Iowa State University and was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She was an avid Bridge player and enjoyed watching sports, especially UCONN Womens Basketball and Tennis. JoAnn was a member of the First Church of Christ, UCC in Simsbury. She is survived by twin daughters, Karen Blake and her husband Peter of Wallingford and Kathy Forner and her husband Len of Simsbury; four sons, Mark Rees and his wife Mary of California, Andy Rees and his wife Vicki of New Hartford, Philip Rees of Glastonbury, and Joel Rees and his wife Jennifer of Tariffville; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. She was predeceased by a brother, Jim Gray.