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So many good memories of Jo from school in Altoona. She was indeed a very classy lady. Sending prayers.


Posted by: Dixie Wells Christiansen - Friend   Jul 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Barney. Just heard of Jo's death last week.


Posted by: Jim and Barb McNamee - Ankeny, IN - Neighbor   Jan 18, 2021

I met JoAnn as a teenager in the 1970s when my mother and I shopped in Drug Town's jewelry and makeup area. As others noted here, she was interested in people and made you feel good. The gift/makeup/jewelry/clothing area at Drug Town in Ankeny was very nice. I suspect most of that credit was due to her.

Later I came to Drug Town during visits to my family and caught up with JoAnn. When Drug Town closed I was glad

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Posted by: Nancy Carver Singleton - Wichita, KS   Dec 27, 2020

The day President Kennedy was killed i pulled up in Ankeny to the drug store, Jo came out, got in the car and we shared tears over this loss. It was very comforting to me. We shared several vacations with Barney , Jo Teri and Linda, wonderful memories of a great ffuendship.


Posted by: . Bob Airhart - Kaneohe, HI - Friend   Dec 22, 2020

Jo was always so bubbly and friendly when my Mom and I would go to Drug Town. Our day was always better after we talked with Jo. She made my Mom feel so special, which is something neither of us would forget. I am so sorry for your loss, but may your many memories sustain you. Sharon Collmann Justice


Posted by: Sharon Justice - Ames, IA - Acquaintance   Dec 21, 2020

Dear Linda, So sorry to hear about your Mom. I remember her as our bowling instructor in high school. You always had such a nice family! My sympathy to your family.


Posted by: Linda Richardson Clasen - Humboldt, IA - Friend   Dec 20, 2020

Barney, I am so sorry for your loss. The loss is much bigger than you imagine because the whole community knew JoAnn as a beautiful, kind, smiling, helper at Drug Town. It was so sad when she left after the new HYVEE opened because we could not stop by and see her. She was so fun and loving, non judgemental, and helpful to all.
Please know her family will be in my prayers.


Posted by: Glenda Brady - Palm Desert, CA - Friend   Dec 20, 2020

My own memory is a pretty, pleasant, kind lady anytime I saw her at HyVee
More connection through friendship of our daughters. My daughter, Kim, passed away 5 years ago but the friendship of that group of gals is still precious to me.
My sympathy to the family. May the good memories and love comfort you.
Always, Pat


Posted by: Pat Van Lent - Ankeny, IA - Acquaintance   Dec 20, 2020

I worked with Jo at Drug Town and my prayers and best wishes are with the family.


Posted by: Richard Adams - Coworker   Dec 19, 2020

You all have my Sympathy, we have a lot of good memories over the years. I feel your loss.


Posted by: Wade Wiese - Friend   Dec 18, 2020