Jo Ellen Workman

October 14, 1975 ‒ August 21, 2015

Columbus, Ohio

Jo Ellen Workman, age 39, of Columbus, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed into the arms of Jesus on Friday, August 21, 2015. Jo Ellen was born October 14, 1975 in Mount Vernon. She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are her parents Michael “Mickey” Workman and Kathy (Hoey) Workman of Mount Vernon; her sisters Melissa Byrd Workman and Elisha Workman Whited; stepsister Leslie Foster; nieces Kendra Workman, Kiana Green and Savanah Green; nephew Noah Whited; uncle Fred Workman who always called her “Tootsie Roll”; uncle Terry Merritt “she was his special Butterfly”; aunt and uncle Karen and Mike Kepple and aunt and uncle Brad and Donna Price; very special friend, Linda McGuire who looked out for, loved and understood Jo Ellen and Jo’s mom (thank you for everything from frantic phone calls to just being there over 30 years. From “I just saw her- she was fine, to meeting us at the hospital for support.) And to the Heinzerling Memorial Staff , thank you for the love and care you gave Jo Ellen. More than just your job!

Jo Ellen was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Clarence and Helen Workman and Maternal grandparents Arnold and Edna Hoey.

Friends may call on Sunday from 11:30-1PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will follow at 1PM with Rev. Duane Kramer and Rev. L. J. Harry officiating. Burial will be held at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Youth Group at the Apostolic Christian Church, 1635 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or the Heinzerling Foundation, 1800 Heinzerling Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43223.

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  • You have our deepest sympathy on your loss of your daughter and to your daughters on the loss of their sibling. May the Lord be with you in this difficult time and know that she is walking among the Angels in the glory land on the streets of gold where we all will meet one day – Love & Prayers ❤️The Gantz family

  • Dear Kathy, I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. I remember the many times you talked about her with me as we rode together . Your family are in my prayers. Love Susan

  • Kathy and Michael very sorry about Jo Ellen. Know we are thinking of the family and praying for all. Remember Jo Ellen when she was just a little one and the times we all spent together. God keep you in the palm of his hands and give you strength at this time of your loss. Our hearts go out to you.

  • To my family you are in our prayers i loved jo jo i will miss her dearly she was loved by all who new her she would put a smile on your face when you saw her she always smiled for her mommy kathy when we walked into her room now your dancing with jesus jo jo and my little baby sunshine we love you all god bless

  • JoEllen was a real close and personal inspiration soul to me.She always had a big smile for me .I will forever miss her..

  • Kathy,
    I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with your family during this hard time. May God give you comfort and solace.
    Sharon and Steve

  • All my sympathy goes out to the Workman family as they deal with the loss of a special member of the family! May God’s love touch you all in your time of need.

  • Kathy and Mike and all of Jo Ellen’s family,
    I am so sorry about the loss of Jo Jo. She was a beautiful and sweet young lady – always one of my favorites at Heinzerling. She was loved by many and will be missed. Thank you for trusting us to love and care for her for so many years. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Chris Rafeld
    Heinzerling Foundation