January 27, 1931 ‒ December 30, 2019
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Jo-Ann McNeil Adams, 88, lifetime residence of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at her home. She was born on January 27, 1931 in Mount Vernon to the late John and Genevieve (Burgess) McNeil.
Jo-Ann loved to dance and roller skate. In fact, she met the love of her life, Joe at the roller rink. They were married for over 64 years.
Jo-Ann was a cheerleader at Mount Vernon High School from 1946 to 1948. Also, a queen’s attendant for two years in a row. She worked 10 years at Sharmar and 31 years at Big Bear, Store #39, where she was the checker of the year in 1964.
Jo-Ann loved animals. She also collected rocks on her travels with her husband. She created a rock pond with her turtles and frog collection.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Sam Adams; and a grandson, Joe Sam Adams III.
Jo-Ann is survived by her two sons, Joe Sam (Deanna) Adams Jr. of Saint Louis, MO and Douglas Adams of Mount Vernon; dear friend, Tammy Adams of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Jennifer Adams, Jessica (Phil) Smith, Jackie (Kristen) Miller and Jonathan (Meaghan) Adams; 9 great grandchildren; a sister, Claudia Burgess; and two brothers, Jack and Chuck McNeil.
A family memorial will be held at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens at a later date.
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