September 21, 1936 ~ March 22, 2020
Born in: Harrison County, Iowa
Resided in: Beaver Dam, Kentucky
Jo Anne Rockwell Shelton, 83, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Baptist Health in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born on September 21, 1936 in Harrison County, Iowa to the late O.E. Rockwell and Pauline Salter Rockwell. Jo retired from the Ohio County Board of Education as an Elementary School Librarian, and was a member of the Baptist faith. She was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association and was a former U.S. Navy Journalist, as well as a former community volunteer in Ohio County, Kentucky.
Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Shelton, who died in 2015; her brother, David Rockwell; and a sister, Carolyn Rockwell.
Jo is survived by her children, Tom (Gwen) Shelton of Lexington, KY, and Debbie Miller, of Cobden, IL; 2 grandchildren, Abby (Justin) Sizemore, and Audrey Shelton; 2 great-grandchildren, Ann-Thomas Sizemore, and Edith Jo Sizemore; and 4 siblings, Gary (Alice) Rockwell, and John (Nancy) Rockwell of Pennsylvania, and Bob (Marcia) Rockwell, and Dorthy (Dencil) Hammock of Iowa.
A private family service will be held on Thursday March 26, 2020. Friends and family may join us for our services live at 11:00 am CST on our facebook page. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchman’s Lane Ste 401, Louisville, KY 40205
Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Shelton. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Jo Anne Rockwell Shelton at www.millerschapmire.com
Miller - Schapmire Funeral Home
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