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Jo Ann McCreedy, age 82, Duenweg, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Freeman West Hospital.
Jo Ann was born June 17, 1935, in Springfield, Mo., daughter of the late John Stafford and Viola Sloan Stafford. She worked for many years at Missouri Southern State College in food service before retiring.
In addition to her parents, Jo Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Doug McCreedy, who passed away September 4, 2016; and a son, R.D. Simmons, who passed away on March 24, 2014.
Survivors include her children, Terry Philliber and wife, Beverly, of Noel, Mo., Mike Dale and wife, Lorri, of Duenweg; daughters, Vickie DeGraff, of Chicago, Ill., and Diane Reynolds and husband, Steve, of Joplin, Mo.; eight grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at 2 p.m. in Parker Mortuary Chapel. Private interment will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary following the service.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the St. Jude's Children Hospital or the Joplin Humane Society.
Published on December 31, 2017
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