Jo Ellen Luster
Jo Ellen Luster
  • December 21, 1964 - August 27, 2017
  • Illinois

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Jo Ellen Luster, 52, of Bartonville, Illinois, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2017 at Unity Point\Methodist Hospital in Peoria surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 21, 1964 in Pekin, Illinois to Richard and Mary Jane (Farwell) Mathews. She married Kenneth L. Luster on September 27, 1986 in Peoria. He survives.

She is also survived by two children, Drew Luster of Peoria and Bree Luster of Bartonville; her Dog Son, Yadi; her mother, Mary Jane Mathews of Little America; three siblings, Jana Thomas of Peoria, Doug Mathews of Oak Park, Dave (Mary) Mathews of Canton. She has several nieces and nephews surviving. Jo was preceded in death by her father, Richard Mathews.

Jo worked over 27 years as a dental assistant for Dr. Burge in Pekin, last working in November of 2014. She loved shopping with family and friends. Jo was an avid Cardinal fan and enjoyed dogs. She loved her husband and children and doing activities with her family. Jo was known for her captivating eyes and her smile that could light up a room.

A celebration of life service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Pastor Thomas Eckhardt will officiate. A memorial gathering will be Friday at the funeral chapel from 5pm until services. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

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