Jo Ann Hodkin Ellett, 77, passed away Aug. 14, 2013.

Jo Ann Hodkin Ellett, 77, passed away Aug. 14, 2013.

She was born just north of the old Carthage Marble and is now Java Rd. on June 3, 1936 to Lee and Zedia Campbell Hodkin. She was a lifetime Carthage resident except the 11 years that she lived in Fort Collins, Colo. She attended Mark Twain, Columbian and Hawthorn schools and graduated from Carthage High School class of 1954.

Joe Ann was united in marriage to Casey Ellett on July 24, 1962 he passed away on Feb. 3, 1993.

She had many different jobs her favorite was that of Wife, Mother, and Granny.
Jo Ann is survived by two daughters Barbara Lovekamp of Carthage and Kathryn Sidenstricker and husband Rusty of Webb City, Mo. Two granddaughters Sara Bridges and Rachel Sidenstricker, one grandson Clayton Lovekamp, one great granddaughter Amelia Dodson one great grandson Zane Endicott. One sister Helen Hartman of Carthage. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Three dear friends Martha Jones, Carol Andrews and Juanita Willis.

Jo Ann is preceded by her parents and husband four sisters Dolores Evans, Betty Fasken, Wanda Collins and Mary Ayers, two brothers Lloyd and Clifford Hensley Sr. and nephew Clifford Hensley Jr.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 at the Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Park Cemetery Carthage, MO.

Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.