Jo Ann Howard Bailey

April 4, 1936 ~ November 10, 2019 (age 83)


Jo Ann Howard Bailey, 83, passed away November 10, 2019 at her home.  Jo Ann was born on April 4, 1936 in Letart, WV to the late Arnold and Marcella Louise Roush Howard.  She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Bailey, four brothers Denny, Harry, Arnold and Charles and a brother in law Randy Hill.

She was a truly amazing person and all those around her were blessed to have her in their life.  She loved her church family at Freewill Baptist Church in Cannelton, IN.  She was passionate about God and family.  She loved to can and give as gifts some of which are jellies, jams, pickles and many other things.  She was so proud when she won first place at the local fair for her goodies.

Jo Ann was a kind, loving and unique woman.  She loved to laugh, play Uno and listen to good ole gospel bluegrass.  She grew up fast and hard, and at a very young age went out on her own.  She worked at a Woolworth Dime Store and then at a fancy restaurant where she broadened her cooking abilities.  Oh, how she could cook.  She was a beautiful soul, and prided on her family and loves one, instilling many values regarding God, compassion, kindness and love.  Jo Ann was actively contacting her local government, governor, senator or congressman when she believed something needed some attention to and she always left an impression.

Survivors include three children Victor Adkins, Linda Hill and Susanna Adkins; she also raised as her own children Wanda Bailey Underhill, Shawn Bailey, Brian Bailey, Joseph Bailey and Ronald Bailey; a brother Joseph (Jane) Howard in Florida; two sisters Mary Barncard and Patty (Norman) Brandeberry both of MI.  She is known as Mamaw to Wendy (Tracy) Feutz, Charlie Hill and Adam (Tiffany) Hill. She has many other grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  She was an aunt, great aunt and great great aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Services for Jo Ann are at 6:00 pm Tuesday November 12, 2019 at Freewill Baptist Church in Cannelton.  Burial will be at a later date.  Jo Ann’s family will greet friends from 3:00 pm until service time Tuesday at the church.  The family ask that all donations be made to Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville to help with funeral cost.

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