Jo Ann's Story

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Jo Ann Stiller, 85, slipped peacefully away on Oct. 13, 2017. She was born on Feb. 17, 1932, to Earle E. Moore and Scharlotte (Hayworth) Moore.
Jo Ann was a graduate of Honey Creek High School and Indiana State University. While a student at ISU, Jo Ann was involved in her sorority, the Alpha Delta chapter of Chi Omega, Future Teachers of America, Sycamore staff, American Childhood Education and served as senior class secretary.
Following graduation from ISU, Jo Ann taught at Fairbanks Elementary until becoming a full time homemaker. Jo Ann met her future husband, Bob Stiller, at ISU and they were married April 3, 1955. They celebrated 61 years together until his death on Nov. 2, 2016. They were blessed with two children. Their daughter, Susan Mills and her husband, Dan survive. Their son, Rick, died on Jan. 12, 1974, at the age of 16.
Jo Ann was a member of First Baptist Church, Terre Haute, where she served on various committees, was a prayer partner for Kid's Hope and assisted in many areas of service. Jo Ann was very creative and enjoyed writing stories and poems. She will be best remembered for her handmade BoJo greeting cards.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Roselawn Memorial Park at 1 p.m., with Pastor Bernie Jackson officiating. DeBaun Funeral Homes Springhill Chapel is assisting with arrangements and cremation.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made, in Jo Ann's memory, to the First Baptist Church, 4701 Poplar St., Terre Haute, IN, 47803; or to Great Lakes Caring Hospice Foundation, 900 Cooper St., Jackson, MI 49202.
A special thank you to the staff of Bethesda Gardens. This incredible group of individuals treated both Bob and Jo Ann like family and always made them feel at home. Online condolences may be left at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com
Published on October 16, 2017
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