Funeral services for Jo Ann Burkhart, 68, of Conroe will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church of Conroe with Rev. Charles Downey officiating. Interment will follow in Conroe Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2006 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Cashner Funeral Home.
Jo Ann Burkhart, loving mother, GiGi, sister, and friend, was born on October 22, 1937 in Lissie, Texas and went to be with her Lord on March 6, 2006 in Conroe, Texas.
Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Elmo and Polly Sens, and the love of her life, her husband, Guy Burkhart. She is survived by her daughters, Coaina Spence and her husband, Don, of Panorama Village, and Carol Backhus and her husband, Jim, of Panorama Village; four grandchildren, Cody and Katy Spence, Alyssa and Kyle Backhus, all of Panorama Village; best friend and sister, Carol Allen and husband Richard of Bay City. She also leaves behind numerous friends and family that will miss her deeply.
Jo Ann had made many friends throughout her life, including being a part of a Xi Delta Chi Sorority for over 35 years. She was always there for anyone - a great listener. She was the greatest fudgemaker and nut goodie maker around. She devoted over 45 years of her life to her hobby of bowling. She held many offices at the state and local level and accrued many awards. The award that made her most proud was TWBA Secretary of the Year. Her favorite pastime was her four grandchildren. She was always spending special time with each one of them. Then it was taking them to dinner, shopping, and going to their sporting and dance events. She will be missed dearly by all.
Pallbearers are Gary Brownlow, Johnny Johnson, Gary Redman, Jack Stacy, Randy Stephens, and James Stewart. Honorary pallbearers are John Grafton, Dave Coyne, Brett Redman, and Garrett Redman.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to the charity of your choice.