Joann E. Rottinghaus

August 31, 1928 - November 23, 2020

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ROTTINGHAUS, Joann E. (nee Esselman). Beloved wife of Howard Rottinghaus for 67 years. Loving mother of John Rottinghaus and Jane (Scott) Crosby. Cherished grandmother of Laura, Brian, Tommy and Katie. Dear sister of, Claire Esselman, Jack (the late Melanie) Esselman and the late Hubert Esselman. Sister in law of Loretta Esselman. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Passed away November 23, 2020 at her home surrounded by family. Visitation will take place at the Hodapp Funeral Home 6041 Hamilton Ave., College Hill, Monday from 10AM until 11AM. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Vivian Church 7600 Winton Rd., Finneytown, Monday at 11:30AM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, St, Joseph’s Home or to St. Anthony’s Friary. Condolences to


Mary Ellen Sheridan Lee - Nov 30, 2020
So many wonderful memories of Sunday afternoon visits at Uncle Johns and Aunt Margaret's home. Clara and Joann would save me trial makeup and old jewelry, My father, Jim Sheridan (Aunt Margert's brother) would always tell them I was not old enough for such. What fun and precious times. We also looked for her loving Christmas card and note. Rest in Peace. Mary Ellen Sheridan Lee, Garner, NC
Gregory Esselman - Nov 30, 2020
My Auntie Joann made holiday visits a highlight of the year. The best toys of the day were in her basement - Rock em sock em robots, labyrinth, slinky, skittles. And then there was the sting of a baseball thrown by cousin John, or Uncle Jack, the feast on the table, the dessert and game of Michigan afterwards, the patter of girl-talk in the kitchen as Joann, Claire, Melanie, and Lo hand washed all the pots and dishes. Joann always wished us well with cards at Christmas and birthdays. She was gentle and kind to the core. Our modern lifestyles carried us all too far away from each other. I know she is at peace with Our Lord today, and she is continuing in prayer for all of us.
Anna - Nov 30, 2020
Mrs joann will be truely missed sorry i cant attend i will always miss her saying. How are ya when she seen me joann was a gentle soul n keeping family in my prayers especially mr Howard" dreamBoat mrs joann would call him