JoAnn CallisIn Loving Memory…

JoAnn Callis

JoAnn Callis, 88, of Hughesville passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on July 9, 1932 in Kansas City, MO, a daughter of Joseph Glenn and Jean (Adam) Benson.  On June 25, 1978 in Sedalia, MO, she married Larry Charles Callis who survives of the home.

Jo attended Bethel United Methodist Church in Hughesville.  She worked for JC Penny’s selling fine jewelry and as the District Manager for Avon being in charge of employees in Pettis, Benton, Saline and Lafayette counties for many years.  Jo enjoyed traveling, spending time with her grandchildren and going to listen to Larry play in his band.

In addition to her husband of 42 years she is survived by two sons, Roger Austin (Sheri) of Hughesville, MO, Bret Austin (Reneé) of Edinboro, PA; one daughter, Carolyn Dawley of Spanish Fort, AL; one step-daughter, Shelley Jungen (Brian) of Springfield, MO; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents and two sisters, Frances Doyle and Betty Benson.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date at Bethel United Methodist Church in Hughesville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Cancer Perks of Sedalia or Bethel United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


14 Responses

  1. Larry, So sorry for you and your families loss! We are praying for you in this time of grief!

  2. Lots of love & prayers from your ole friends in West Virginia. So very sorry to hear about Jo passing away. Take good care of yourself Larry = you know she will be watching over you. Barbara & Joe Billett

  3. I’m sorry for your loss. I never knew her but I’m sure she was a fine lady. My best wishes for your family.

  4. Roger Sherri and family I’m really sorry for your loss if I can do anything for you all let me know.😥

  5. Larry, I am so sorry to hear this. Aunt Jo was a beautiful spirited soul. I loved her smile and her humor. My prayers are with you and our family.
    Theresa Kilgore-Kelly

  6. A very special lady, who had such a fun personality, with always a smile. I enjoyed her friendship and will miss her. My sympathies to all the family..

  7. So sorry for your loss Larry. Jo was a fantastic lady. I enjoyed visiting with her at church. It won’t be the same in church not seeing her sitting in front of me and I’ll miss our visits. You all are in our prayers.

  8. So so sorry for your loss, so enjoyed working with her at jcp, such a sweet friend, prayers to the family

  9. Dear Larry, It’s been many years but I so enjoyed working with No at JCP and the occasional dinners out.
    My deepest sympathies and may your memories bring you comfort.

  10. I am so sorry for you loss of JoAnn, I remember her from Penny’s. She was a lovely woman.

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