Josephine “Jo” Scott

August 04, 1931 ‒ October 22, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Josephine “Jo” Scott, 87, of Mansfield passed away at home, Monday, October 22, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

The daughter of Lonnie and Janie Strickland, Jo was born August 4, 1931 in Tabor City, North Carolina.  Raised in the Carolina’s, as a young woman, Jo first met John Scott while she was working as a restaurant server.   The two were married July 31, 1948 in Covington, Kentucky.  It cost $5 for a blood test, and $5 apiece for witnesses.  That left $5 for Jo and John to spend on themselves.  They may have not had much, but they had each other and that was more than enough.   Jo and John lived in Hamilton, Ohio until moving to the Mansfield area in 1956 where they raised their three sons.  During this time Jo worked at O’Neil’s Department Store.  In 1982, following John’s retirement, the two moved back to the warm sunshine of South Carolina.  After living nearly 30 years in South Carolina, Jo and John moved to Ohio to be closer to family.

She enjoyed dining out, cleaning houses, and loved to travel.  Jo and John were inseparable and together vacationed to Hawaii, and took Caribbean and Alaskan Cruises. Leaving a legacy of commitment, love, and devotion Jo and John shared a life of 70 years of marriage.  She will be remembered for her outgoing spirit, and orneriness.  Not only devoted to her husband and children, grandma “JoJo” deeply loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In 1954 Jo accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior.  She had attended Faith Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband John Scott of Mansfield; children Don (Jan) Scott of Petaluma, California, Rick “Pete” (Patti) Scott of Bellville, and Kevin Scott of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren Jessica (Benji) Mills, Michele “Micki” (Nick) Mealey, Jon Scott, Joe (McKenzie) Scott, and Jennifer “Jenny” Scott; four great grandchildren Chloe Mealey, Dylan Mills, Dayton Mealey and Evan Mills.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Diane Scott, sisters Molly, Mary, and Edna, brother David.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 12 pm in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens.  Pastor Doug Forsythe will officiate.  The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the Scott family with services.

Online condolences to the family may be made by

  • You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you close and give you comfort.
    The Dave and Brenda Thompson family

  • May God’s love comfort and sustain you at this time of mourning for your loss of
    Josephine. Her life impacted many with
    her love and kindness. She will be

  • Jo will be missed by family and her many friends. She was a special person and I will always remember her kindness to me and Sir Winston. Jo is in heaven today talking and laughing and making new friends. RIP my friend. Dinah Gasque

  • Jo, my 2nd mother, will always be remembered for her larger than life personality. Only thing bigger was her heart. Jo lived life large with much love and grace. Memories should help everyone smile. My condolences and best wishes to the family. Thanks for the early years.

  • Pete and Patti and family,

    Sorry for the loss of your mom, what a great lady she must of been and her memory will live on in Pete’s orneriness!!! Love and hugs to all your family.

    The Walker

  • Kevin,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Sending our thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

    Don and Connie Mullin

  • For all of my life, I can remember having and ” Aunt Jo ” in my life. She and my mother were close sisters and they loved each other very much. I grew up with her three boys which I held close to my heart for years- and distance kept us from being real close after we all left home. Aunt Jo and Uncle JD were great people in my heart and eyes and I was always excited to know that they were coming to South Carolina to visit. Mother left here 2 and 1/2 years ago and now I feel sure she has seen Aunt Jo- Aunt Jo- ” You will always have a special place in my heart.” I do not mind saying that I loved you and Respect you and Uncle JD. Frank ( Buddy) Harrelson.

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Will always remember her amazing friend chicken and letting me be another one of her boys. Sending condolences to you all.
    Mike and Shawn Richard