Jo Arlene (Lewis) Baker

September 06, 1958 ‒ May 28, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Jo Arlene (Lewis) Baker, 60, of Galion passed away May 28, 2019 at Galion Community Hospital.

She was born September 6, 1958 in Morrow County and was the daughter of the late Russell C. Lewis, Sr. and Darlean F. (Hendricks) Lewis. Jo is also preceded in death by the love of her life, Ed O’Brien whom she made her home with and took care of him for 11 years until his passing.

Jo graduated from Mt. Gilead High School in 1976 and was a homemaker. She had previously worked at the Holiday Inn in Worthington, Pizza Barn in Cardington and Mt. Gilead State Park. Jo loved the outdoors. She enjoyed fishing, hunting and feeding the birds and squirrels. Jo enjoyed the slot machines, bingo and playing cards. She was an avid Rolling Stones fan, especially Mick Jagger.

Jo is survived by eight siblings, Russell C. (Kathy) Lewis, Jr. of Mt. Holly, North Carolina, Candice C. McCurdy of Cardington, Rick A. Lewis of Edison, Rock F. Lewis of Galion, Jacqueline R. Lewis of Galion, Cary L. (Beverly) Lewis of Willow Spring, North Carolina, Gracie M. (Gary) Crawford of Mt. Gilead and Karolyn K. (Mark Turner) Lewis of Galion; best friend, Tammy M. Storer of Galion; Step-daughter, Sharon K. Gayhart of Delaware; step-granddaughter, Holly of Delaware; step-grandson Aiden of Marion and two step-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where funeral will immediately follow at 6:30 p.m. with David Dunn officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Jo Baker, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • I’m sorry to hear about Jo Arlene’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    • The family thanks you for your kind words, Cousin Barbara. She helped raise all of her younger siblings (I am the youngest), & influenced me more than she’ll ever know. Sure gonna miss our “Josie.”

  • Hi I was the 6th child, “Jo” had lived with me and our brother ” Rock” for the last 2 years . I don’t remember you. Could you tell us how you knew “Jo”, Please? Thanks !!!

    • She is your cousin as am I. I’m sorry to hear this about a family member.

  • The family thanks you for your kind words, Cousin Barbara. She helped raise all of her younger siblings (I am the youngest), & influenced me more than she’ll ever know. Sure gonna miss our “Josie.”

  • I am sorry for the sudden loss of Jo. I only knew her for a short time. She was a down to earth kind of gal. I liked her a lot. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Thank You Judy !! She was liking the warm attention from the friends at the hall !!! I am so proud of her for returning to “Jehovah’s House” before her death !!!!

  • I would like to give my condolences to the family of Jo Arlene. My memory goes a long way back as cousins.