Jo Ann E. Kelly of Woodhull, IL, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2015 at the age of 86. For the last two years she stayed at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, IL in the excellent care of the wonderful people that work there.
Services are at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull, IL on Friday August 14 at 11:00 AM; burial will be at a later date in the Alpha Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, where memorials may be left to Clover Township Public Library. Online condolences may be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
Jo Ann was born July 2, 1929 in Moline, IL - a daughter of Cecil and Georgia Jackson Stone. She graduated from Hammond Technical College in Hammond, IN and married Ralph Kelly in Moline, IL for 18 years. Later she was married for eight years to Theo Gailey in Palm Springs, CA.
She was a homemaker and later employed as a desk clerk and switchboard operator in the hotel industry. Jo Ann was proud to be a member of the United Church of Woodhull. A great lover of music, she also was an avid reader and even when her eyesight failed she continued to listen to spoken books.
Jo Ann is survived by a daughter, Julie (Joep) Huijbregts of Galesburg, IL; a son Jeffery (Debbie) Kelly of Woodhull, IL; six grandchildren: Bryan (Jacque) White, Kellie White, Megan (Charles) Kelly Hubbell, Jared (Sara) Kelly, Tuur Huijbregts and Giel (Nadja) Huijbregts; two great grand children: Rylee Ann Krebsbach and Henry Hubbell; a sister, Mary Jane May of Apache Junction, AZ; her dear nieces Sharon Tank and Barbara Montgomery and several grand nieces and nephews; a good friend of many years, Chris Brown of Woodhull, IL.
Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents and her brother William Jack Stone.
Friday, August 14th, 2015, 10:00am - 11:00am, Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home Woodhull
Friday, August 14th, 2015, 11:00am, Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home Woodhull