NASHVILLE — Joanne Black, 74, of Nashville, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2017, at Wooster Community Hospital, Wooster, following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, with Pastor Clifford Hartley officiating. Burial will be in Nashville Cemetery, Nashville. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Nashville Fire Dept., P.O. Box 418, Nashville, OH 44661.

Joanne was born Dec. 5, 1942, in Nashville, and was the daughter of Paul E. and Marcella (Wachtel) Reiheld. She married Paul Burgett in April of 1962 and later married Carroll Black on Dec. 18, 1980, he preceded her in death March 23, 2015.

Joanne was salutatorian of Nashville High School’s graduating class of 1960. Following high school she worked at Domestic Film in Millersburg, then worked 20 years for Flxible Company of Loudonville. She also was co-owner of Blackie’s Blend for 34 years. Joanne attended Northside Baptist Church of Millersburg. She was an avid fan of all the Cleveland sports teams, loved The Ohio State Buckeyes, and in her younger years enjoyed playing women’s softball.

She is survived by two sons and their spouses, Rick (Teresa) Burgett of Millersburg and Dan (Jenny) Burgett of Nashville; five grandchildren, Chris (Rachel) Walton, Kyle (Emily) Burgett, Kurtis (Nicole) Burgett, Bryce Burgett and Brant Burgett; four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Grady and Abby Walton and Trevor Burgett; two brothers, Kenneth (Roxie) Reiheld of Danville and Randy (Jackie) Reiheld of Nashville; four nieces; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carroll; her former husband, Paul who passed away in June of 2015; a granddaughter, Erin Walton; and a great-grandson, Riley Walton.


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