Jo Ann Edmonds

Died: Sun., Nov. 1, 2015

Friends May Call

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 04, 2015
Location: Hagele and Honts Mediapolis


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 04, 2015
Location: Hagele and Honts Mediapolis

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Nov. 05, 2015
Location: First United Methodist Church

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Jo Ann Edmonds, age 75, of Mediapolis, died Sunday morning, November 1, 2015, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington following complications of a massive stroke two weeks earlier.  The daughter of Myron and Mildred Gerdom Quell, she was born on January 6, 1940 in Burlington.  Jo Ann married Dale Edmonds on February 21, 1960 in Burlington at St. Luke United Church of Christ.


She graduated from Burlington High School in 1958.  Jo Ann worked as a secretary at Iowa Industries, Inc. (Champion Spark Plug Co.) and as a Mediapolis Elementary School Librarian Associate for 29 years.


She enjoyed gardening, travelling with her husband, reading, and cooking for her sons requests.


Her family includes her husband, Dale; two sons, Patrick & Julie Edmonds of Mediapolis and Alan Edmonds of Mediapolis; a daughter, Lucinda ‘Cindy’ & Keith Milder of Columbus Junction; eleven grandchildren, Audrea Edmonds, Allison & Levi Ruth, Amanda McCuen, Abby Edmonds, Alex Edmonds, David & Vanessa Milder, Michael Milder, Christine Milder, Sarah Edmonds, Sawyer Edmonds, and Wyatt Edmonds; two great grandchildren, Caleb McCuen and Emersyn Ruth; a sister, Mary & Dick Cason of Boca Raton, Florida; and a nephew.  She was preceded in death by her parents.


The funeral ceremony for Jo Ann Edmonds will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Mediapolis with Rev. Jeff Kodis officiating.  Burial will follow at the Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis.


Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis where the family will meet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.


Memorial donations will benefit the Mediapolis Public Library, Mediapolis Community Theater, and Great River Hospice.

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Celia Crawford
   Posted Mon November 02, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of JoAnn's illness and death. She recovered so well from the other stroke.She was a hard worker and cared about her family, the grandchildren, and the community. It was a joy to know her.I know she will be greatly missed, especially by Dale. My condolences. Celia

Teresa Deatsch
   Posted Tue November 03, 2015
Cindy and family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Cindy you have a great support group here at work and we are all here for you.

Timothy L. Rowells
   Posted Tue November 03, 2015
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Unfortunately, I am not able to attend. I knew Jo Ann for my entire life and even spent 2 summers at her family home back when I was 7 and 8. My family and I were at her wedding. Please give my best wishes to Dale, Pat, Cindy and Alan.

Brenda Miller
   Posted Tue November 03, 2015
Dale and family, I am so sorry to hear of JoAnn's passing. I'm very glad that Dave and I stopped in to see the both of you when we did. It was a nice visit and I will remember it well. We go back a long way and I have lots of good memories. That is what you will have to hold on to, as well. Sincerely, Brenda

Justin & Darla Myers
   Posted Wed November 04, 2015
Dear Dale & family,
We are so sorry to hear of JoAnn's passing. She was always so sweet and we always enjoyed running into her. So sorry we can't make it to pay our condolences in person.
Take care and God bless.
Justin & Darla Myers

sharon conner (reeves)
   Posted Fri November 06, 2015
Just got email from Whitey. Was so sorry to hear of Jo Ann's passing. We were classmates. She'll certainly will be missed. I send my deepest sympathy to all of Jo Ann's Family and Friends. God Bless
Sharon Conner

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