Jo Ann Evelyn PettyApril 6th, 2021
Jo Ann Evelyn Petty, 82, of Jefferson City, passed away at her home Saturday, April 3, 2021. Jo Ann was born June 26, 1938, to Glen Payne and Rudy Hendrix Payne in Russellville, Missouri. Jo Ann married Larry Petty in 1955, and worked for the State of Missouri Economic Development until her retirement in 2006. Jo Ann enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals baseball, family gatherings with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a great cook and wonderful with plants. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Larry Petty of Jefferson City; three sons, Rick Petty (Jan), Kevin Petty (Brenda), Jeffrey Petty (Fran); one daughter, Debbie Drummond (Paul); one daughter-in-law, Karen Petty; 15 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. Jo Ann was proceeded in death by her parents, brother, sister, and son Doug. Family and friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Houser-Millard Funeral Directors. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Paul Drummond officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.