Joanna R. "Jo" Caldwell, 88, of the Illinois Veterans Home, Quincy, died at 5:01 a.m. Tuesday (September 1, 2015) in Blessing Hospital.
Born February 20, 1927 in Patoka, Illinois, Jo was the daughter of Joseph and Christina Jolliff Yardley. She married Donald L. Caldwell on June 19, 1976 in Pekin, Illinois. He preceded her in death on July 5, 2005.
Jo enjoyed tending to her flower garden and working with ceramics. She was a former member of the Daughters of the Nile, Alpha Chapter 109 Order of Eastern Star and the Morton, Illinois American Legion Auxiliary.
Jo was employed at Rocke Cold Storage in Morton, Illinois for 17 years, retiring in 1983.
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Eaton (Robert) of Metamora, IL; a son, James R. Gilliam; two grandchildren, Michelle Eaton and Jonathan Eaton both of Metamora, IL; a brother, Glen Yardley (Alberta) of Plainfield, IL; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Jo was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; a sister, Rosetta Beaty; and a brother in infancy.
Cremation has been accorded to Jo. Graveside memorial services will be held Tuesday morning (September 8, 2015) at 10:00 in Sunset Cemetery at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
There is no visitation, but friends are invited to attend the graveside service.
The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Blessing Heart Center.