Jo Ann Lynn of Bourbon, Missouri was born June 15, 1940 in Van Wert, Iowa to Rufus and Hazel (Deemer) Reed and passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021 at the age of 80 years.
While still just a child, her and her family moved to Sullivan, Missouri where she attended school and graduated from Sullivan High School, Class of 1958.
Jo Ann and Steve Lynn met in high school. They were married on June 19, 1959 at Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri
Jo Ann worked for Steve’s Standard Service Station as a bookkeeper and then in the insurance department at the Sullivan Hospital.
Together, Jo Ann and her husband Steve moved their family to Bourbon in 1962. Jo Ann was very involved within the Bourbon Community. She served as the President of the PTO, a leader in the Girl Scouts Club, a hospice volunteer and was a faithful member to the Eastern Star Organization for over 50 years. She held several offices within Eastern Star, including Worthy Matron and state office, Grand Ruth. Jo
Steve and Jo Ann enjoyed camping together and they often spent the winter months in Texas and the summers visiting their son, Steve IIII, in Wyoming. Jo Ann enjoyed fishing and tending to her flowers. Jo Ann was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Hazel Reed; two brothers, Jack and Jim Reed; and sister, Jerry Bellows.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Steve Lynn of Bourbon, Missouri; two sons: Steve Lynn IIII and wife Jane of Lander, Wyoming and Greg Lynn and wife Teresa of Sullivan, Missouri; daughter, Teresa Bishop and husband Dean of Bourbon, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Kacie, Jenny, Maggie, Tasha, Karey, Steve V and Lindsey; sister, Joyce Hartung of Sullivan, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri. Eastern Star Services were held at 7 p.m.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 28, 2021 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Scott Perry officiating.
Interment followed in the Anaconda Cemetery in St. Clair, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.