2012-02-25 / Obituaries

Jo Anne James

Jo Anne James, 80, of Millersport, went home to be with the Lord, on Monday, February 20, 2012, at her home, with her family at her side. She was born in Grandview on March 9, 1931, the daughter of the late James Oliver and Eleanor Marie (Spratley) Hays. She was a 1949 graduate of Columbus Central High School and had worked as a supervisor in medical billing for many years.

Jo Anne was an active member of the Millersport community, holding memberships in the Millersport United Methodist Church and the Millersport Lioness clubs.

She is survived by her loving family: her husband, Robert; her son, Charles (Betsy) James of Westerville; god-daughter, Cindy Wallace of Coshocton; six grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; and her brothers and sisters, James (Pauline “Lee”) Hays, Rodger (Patti) Hays, Thomas Hays, Rita Marie (Parrill) Hertz, Roberta Johns, and Joy Lynn (Andrew) Wamer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, William Robert James in 1999; and four brothers.

A funeral service, celebrating her life, will be held Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 285 E Main St. (US Rt 40) in Kirkersville, with her pastor, Brian Vinson as celebrant. Private family burial will follow at Millersport Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. An on-line guest register and video tribute to Jo Anne are available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com

Memorials may be directed to the Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43229.

Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the James family.

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