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Jo Roberts

November 14, 1929 — December 7, 2009

Jo Ann Roberts (1929-2009)
Jo Ann Roberts of Ashland, Ky., died Monday evening, Dec. 7, 2009, in King's Daughters Medical Center following a sudden illness. She was the widow of J. Bryan Roberts, who died six months ago.
She was the daughter of the late Dewey and Sola Boyd Roberts of Harold, Ky. She was a graduate of Betsy Layne High School, where she was valedictorian, and the Ashland School of Commerce. She taught a year at the Sammy Clark Branch School (a one-room school) on Little Mud Creek in Floyd County.
Jo Ann was a dedicated Christian and a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church. She served as secretary of Chuck Stewart's Sunday school class and had not missed attending church in nearly nine years.
She and her late husband were saved and baptized at Leach Station Baptist Church many years ago. They previously attended Pollard Baptist Church.
Jo Ann is survived by a sister, Herma Lee Roberts Skeens (William) of Barboursville, W.Va.; a brother, Charles Walters (Madge) of Hamilton, Ohio; a niece, Vicki Cartmel (Thomas) of Catlettsburg, Ky.; a nephew, Dr. Michael Skeens (Joyce) of Ona, W.Va.; great-nieces Amanda Cartmel and Katelynn (Justin) Menshouse of Catlettsburg, Suzi (Jason) Smith, Jackie (Jeremiah) Elkins and Jennifer Skeens, all of Ona; a great-nephew, Clinton Skeens of Ona; brothers-in-law Harry Gene Roberts (Betty June) of Baton Rouge, La., and Franklin Roberts (Virginia) of Glencoe, Mo.; sisters-in-law Allene Roberts of Lexington and Vanceburg, Ky., Jackie Roberts Tucker of Georgetown, Ohio, Shirley Roberts Sloas (Leonard) of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, and Nell Roberts Crooks of Ashland; and many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.
Funeral services will be at noon Friday, Dec. 11 at Rose Hill Baptist Church in Ashland by Brother Chuck Stewart and Dr. Ronnie Mays.
Visitation will be an hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens in Ashland.
Arrangements are under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Rose Hill Christian School, 101 Winslow Road, Ashland, KY 41102.
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