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Born January 29, 1934 in Lansing, MI to George Earl and Jessie May (Duncan) Clark, passed away on March 16, 2017 at the age of 83. Jo Ann graduated from Eastern High School. She married Charles Matthew Willits on March 6, 1954. Jo Ann worked at Alaiedon Elementary School as a librarian for 27 years. She was the primary care giver for her son Leland for 15 plus years. Jo Ann was an active member at Grace Bible Church and loved singing in the choir. She also enjoyed flower gardening, reading, and spending time with her family.
Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents; son, Leland Willits January 9, 2016; brother, John (Marge) Clark; sister, Nancy (Carl) Kinney. Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Charles; daughter, Charlene Ann (Jim) Perry; grandchildren, Shane Matthew Krontz of Kalamazoo, Heather Marie (Joe) Hill of Kalamazoo, Jacob James Perry of Battle Creek, Kayla Lee Ann Perry of Kalamazoo, Kaitlynn Elaine Perry of Battle Creek; great-grandchildren, Lauren Yingling, Jacob Yingling, Alexander Krontz, Peighton Hill, Teigan Hill, Madelynn Perry; brothers, Jim (Joyce) Clark of Illinois, Jack Clark of Texas, Gary (Betsy) Clark of Bath; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at a later date.
Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.grbdmason.com.