Jo Ann Ross
Jo Ann Ross was born in Hardin County on Feb. 18, 1937, the daughter of the late Joseph Silas Rickman and Nona Evelyn Glover Rickman Gray.
On Dec. 27, 1980, she was united in marriage to George Ross, who survives.
Mrs. Ross was a waitress for Pickwick Landing State Park Restaurant for 35 years. She had also worked for Hagy’s Catfish Hotel through high school, River Heights Restaurant, and Brown Shoe Company in Selmer. She liked canning, gardening, and feeding the birds. Mrs. Ross had a loving heart for people and enjoyed helping the indigent. She was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church and enjoyed working with church projects.
Mrs. Ross departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the age of 73 years, 7 months, 14 days.
In addition to her husband, George, Mrs. Ross is survived by a son, Terry “Po” Brown and wife Stella of Smyrna, Tenn.; two daughters, Jan Renee Brown of Crump and Sammie Jo Hardy and husband Ricky of Henderson, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Charlie Brown, Jeannie Danielle Morgan, Samantha Hardy, and Shelby Hardy; a great grandchild, Caroline Grace Brown; two brothers, Terry Rickman of Maryville, Tenn., and C.D. Rickman of Nashville; two sisters, Mary Ruth Driskell of Shiloh and Jeannie Sloan of Crump; a brother-in-law, Jimmy Ross of Cincinnati, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a step dad, Jamie Gray.
Services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m., at Shiloh Methodist Church in Shiloh, with Zolan Clayton, David Harstin officiating. Burial was in the Shady Grove Cemetery at Shiloh.