In Loving Memory…

Jo Ann Waters

Jo Ann Waters, 86, of Kansas City, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Kingswood Senior Living Community in Kansas City.

She was born July 24, 1931, in Sedalia, daughter of Frank Joe and Dorothy Maude (Sumners) Summers.

On December 24, 1950, in Sedalia, she was united in marriage to Ralph Lloyd Waters, who survives.  She is survived by her sisters, Katy Hopper of Sedalia, MO, and Nancy Johnson of Cheyenne, WY; sisters-in-law, Mary Catherine Snow of Kingsville, MO and Ruth (Norman) Griswold of Overland Park, KS; four children, Stan (Teresa) Waters of Levelland, TX, Debra Tidmore, Karen (Jeff) Fisher both of Prairie Village, KS and Carol (Dan) Horsch of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren Matt (Sarah) Waters, Mike (Christina) both of Levelland, TX, Melissa (Matt) Moss of Anna, TX, Valerie and Sara Fisher both of Prairie Village, KS, Luke, Abby and Ryan Horsch of Overland Park, KS; great grandchildren Macaela Waters, Layne Newberry, Hayden Waters, Tristan and Addison Waters all of Levelland, TX, Aubrey and Jacob Moss of Anna, TX; and an uncle, Earl Summers (Frances), of Sedalia.

After graduating from Smith-Cotton High School, Jo Ann attended beauty school in KC, MO and ran her own beauty shop in Sedalia. As a follower of Christ, Jo Ann served her church and community as a Sunday school teacher and coordinator for 35 years. She was also a Brownie, Girl Scouts and GA leader for many years.  Her family was of the utmost importance to Jo Ann and she devoted her life to this pursuit.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 17, at Church of the Resurrection Wesley Chapel, 13720 Roe Avenue in Leawood, KS.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Graveside services will be at approximately 4:00 p.m. Friday at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia.

Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Sedalia, or the KU Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.



  1. Marilyn Bahner :

    Roger, Diana and family, I am so sorry about the loss of your aunt. Prayers for comfort and strength

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