Message from Adele Brandstrom
November 3, 2015 9:36 AM
I was so sorry to hear Jo had passed away. I knew Jo in while she worked at McGraw-Hill. I remember Jo’s total devotion and love for Patrick and Josh. Jo always wore her beautiful smile and had the calmest and most positive attitude. I know it meant a lot to her to move back home to Indiana. My prayers are with you at this time.
A candle was lit by Nancy Curtis
on October 30, 2015 1:35 PM
Message from Aseracare Hospice
October 29, 2015 11:16 AM
We are saddened at the loss of Jo Ann. Our staff offers our most sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Message from sue hubbard harlin
October 29, 2015 8:29 AM
Its been years since I had seen Jo Ann and I will always remember how sweet and caring she was. As a teenager she babysat for my two sons and I always knew that they were with someone that would be very attentive to their needs.
I am so sorry for your loss and I am sure that she is in heaven and at peace.
Message from Mike Whitaker
October 28, 2015 6:14 PM
The word "courageous" struck me as a deeply true word in the obituary.I only knew her for the short time she was working at CTB, but she was a bright and memorable experience every time we connected. Thank you all for allowing me to know her for that short time iI did. I grieve with you.
Message from dee
October 28, 2015 2:15 PM
So sorry for your loss. I only got to meet jo a couple of times, in the nursing home, with your father dan. She was always smiling with a positive attitude. She is no longer suffering and can now walk with the angels. RIH JO
A candle was lit by dee fuller
on October 28, 2015 2:11 PM
A candle was lit by Cindy Keip-King
on October 28, 2015 2:35 AM
A candle was lit by Sherri (youngman) pennington
on October 27, 2015 10:35 PM
Message from Caryn Durski
October 27, 2015 10:18 PM
So very sorry Paul, that you and your family lost such a beautiful woman. Prayers and hugs.
A candle was lit by Dawn Bsrrett
on October 27, 2015 9:00 PM
Message from Dawn Barrett
October 27, 2015 8:59 PM
May the lords grace and peace be with your family at this time..
Message from Daniel Lewis
October 27, 2015 4:09 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss, Patrick and Josh. I always enjoyed Jo Ann's smile and light heart and have many nice memories of working together. May her memory be a blessing to you and your families. Best thoughts and prayers, Dan
A candle was lit by Daniel Lewis
on October 27, 2015 4:05 PM
Message from Lynn Kucela
October 27, 2015 2:20 PM
Sincerest condolences to all the family. Grandma Mary, Mother Marsha, brother Dan, children ALL! Maxine Wagner, Lynn Wagner Kucela, and Scott Kucela .
Message from The Russ and Morgan Families
October 27, 2015 12:20 PM
Where do I start 40 years ago when we first met. You have been my best friend and "sister" that I never had. Our school years together were so much fun keeping each other sane and having a blast whether it was at the beach, football games, and parties at your house. We lived at each other houses and my parents Mom and Dad Russ and my brother Dale loved you like one of the family. Riding around in your yellow Ford Pinto and hoping we survived the ride. Going to the mall to have a pig out day or going to the beach to check out guys. When you moved away to California I was heart broken but you had to follow your heart and dreams. You were always so smart and fun loving and even when we were miles apart you sent me a card telling me what that being sisters were great. As the years went by we both got married and had children and that awful thing called MS struck you. I prayed everyday that it would not take a toll on you. When you moved back to Indiana to be near all the family we picked up right where we left off. Your favorite birthday thing to do going to Olive Garden and the never ending pasta trying everything and drinking lots of peach tea and of course tiramisu for dessert then taking some home to Ty and Patrick. Eventually, a lot of getting around was taken away due to health issues on both of us but we always enjoyed birthdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. We enjoyed seeing our kids grow into great young adults and realize that we were getting older. Aunt Jo was always fun said Kevin and Tyler as kids and now they are missing you too. You never let MS take away your fighting spirit even when we thought we were going to lose you on different occasions you showed us what a brave and wonderful spirit that would never give up. This time the Lord had different plans for you he needed to be a bright shining star up in heaven with him. I know that you will be watching over all of us and of course laughing at some of the things we do. Realize that someday we will be reunited again and we can pick up from where we left off. My heart is breaking and it will take a long time to heal if ever just know that I love you Sis for ever and always. Jude