Jo Ann Small, formerly of Saline County.
Jo Ann Small, age 74, passed away at 12:24 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22 in Memorial Hospital in Springfield.
Jo Ann was born in Saline County on Jan. 4, 1940 to James Harre and Lela Jane Potts Smee. Jo Ann worked in retail for Ameren in Springfield.
Jo Ann was married to Jackie Dean Small for 53 years. He preceded her in death on New Year's Eve, 2017.
Surviving is her son, Christopher Dean (Denise) Small of Springfield; three grandchildren, Dana Small, Shawn Small and Brandon Small; one great-granddaughter, Audreyana Small; several nieces and nephews; one brother, James Harre Small Jr. of Gary, Indiana; and one sister, Bertha Cozart of Harrisburg.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, James Harre and Lela Smee; one brother, James Loy Smee; and her grandmother, Anna Potts.
A funeral visitation was held on Thursday, Nov. 1. She was cremated and buried in a military cemetery with her husband, Jackie Dean Small, in Springfield.