Jo Ann (Ellison) Roberts

Born: Wed., Dec. 24, 1930
Died: Mon., Jun. 1, 2020

Celebration of Life

Fri., Jun. 05, 2020
Location: Church of Christ

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Jo Ann Roberts, 89 of Winchester, passed away at her home on June 1, 2020.  She was born on December 24, 1930, the second of six children to Beatrice (Sites) Ellison and Clarence Ellison.  Jo Ann was married to James D. Roberts for 47 years, before he preceded her in death. 

Jo Ann attended East Side School in Union City, OH and worked at G.C. Murphy for 19 years.  Her passions included spending time with loved ones, traveling, and cooking.  She had an indomitable spirit, a penchant for adventure, a wicked sense of humor, and she will be greatly missed.

Jo Ann was a loving sister to, Joe (Elsie) Ellison, Mary Lou (Ralph) Stewart, Martha Jane (Danny) Stover, John (Debbie) Ellison, and Tom Ellison.  She was a proud and loving mother to Sandra (Scot) Thompson, Janice (Joe) Taylor, Nancy Roberts, Jack Roberts, and Mike (Kris) Roberts. She was a grandmother to 18, great grandmother to 21, and great great grandmother to 5.  She was a surrogate mom and grandma to countless others.

A celebration of life will be at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, June, 5, 2020 at the Winchester Church of Christ, 886 E SE Greenville Ave, Winchester, IN 47394, with Bob Moorman officiating.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Steve Joseph
   Posted Tue June 02, 2020

Spring's Bounty Basket was sent by The Joseph Family.

Sending much love and prayers, our thoughts are with all of you. Steve & Avery Joseph

   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
My thoughts and love are with all of you at this time. It is a sad loss for all the family. Much love to you all. Conny

Darrell & Edith Clevenger
   Posted Thu June 04, 2020
Nancy, We are so sorry you lost your mom. Having lost both our moms we can feel your loss. Just know we are thinking of you and praying for you and your family at this time. Love being sent your way,
Darrell & Edith Clevenger

Penny Horine
   Posted Fri June 05, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember sitting on her porch watching the hummingbirds. I loved your mom, she was a special lady.

Ken and cheryl seiber
   Posted Tue June 09, 2020
So sorry to hear of your loss.

Diana Greene
   Posted Sat June 27, 2020
I just learned of Jo-Ann's passing and wanted to send my condolences to her family. My family spent many times doing church activities with Jo-Ann and we have great memories of that. Jo-Ann worked for me at the Greene Apple restaurant and she always went above and beyond doing what needed to be done and enjoyef it very much. My thoughts and prayers to all of you and love to all. Diana Greene and family

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