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Jo Ann Yelton

Jo Ann Yelton, 83, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Green Hills Care Center in West Liberty. She was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio on May 11, 1934 to the late Marvin Earl and Sarah Maxine (Kennedy) Simpson.

On October 23, 1951 Jo Ann married Vernar Lowell Yelton in West Liberty, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on August 22, 1987. She was also preceded by her son Robert Allen Yelton; and brother, David Simpson.

Jo Ann is survived by her four daughters, Deborah Jenkins, Jeannette (Behrle) Hubbuch, Victoria Moore, and Jeannine (Frank) Williams; three sons, Anthony “Tony” (Monica) Yelton, Thomas Yelton, and Christopher Yelton; a stepson, Vernar (Susie) Yelton; 22 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; two siblings, Robert Simpson and Barbara Perrey; and many nieces and nephews.

Jo Ann was a homemaker for the majority of her life and also worked at Walmart for 12 years. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Group.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine. Ed Stevenson will officiate a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 26th at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Jo Ann’s memory, to the Disabled Veterans of America, 1240 E. 9th Street, Room 1017B, Cleveland, Ohio 44199 or at www.dav.org.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine and online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.edsfh.com.

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