Jo Ann was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, known for her caring spirit and her unwavering love for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Albert Tackett & Ruth Leona Hodges, and by her grandparents, by whom she was raised, William Straughter & Margaret Louise Slack Hodges; brothers, Neil, Billy, Bobby, Jack & Donnie; sisters, Ruby Williams, Margaret Cox, and Mary Lou Hastings. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 43 years, Harold E. Lane.
She leaves behind a loving family, including her daughters Sharon Jones (Harold) of St. Albans, WV, Trish Daniels (Ray) of Grant, FL, and Kate Yager (David) of Sebastian, FL. She was an adored grandmother to Zac Daniels (Summer) of Melbourne, FL, Matt Jones (Debbi) of St. Albans, WV, Allison Straughter (Alex) of Atlanta, GA, Halie Jo Daniels of Grant, FL, and Dylan & Brandon Yager of Victorville, CA. She also leaves behind four great-grandchildren, Skylar Daniels of Melbourne, FL and Levi, Lydia, & Livi Jones of St. Albans, WV. Additionally, she is survived by sisters Carol Hafey of Staten Island, NY, and Marguerite Van Dorpe (John) of Lavallette, NJ; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Jo Ann was born and raised in Cabin Creek, WV, and lived most of her adult life in Shrewsbury, WV. She graduated from East Bank High School in 1952. After graduation, she worked for Dr. Warren Grace Dental Care in Chelyan, Sammy’s Pharmacy in Chelyan, Heck’s in Kanawha City, City National Bank in Kanawha City, First National Bank of Belle, Brown Chevrolet in Montgomery, and Simpson Dental in Charleston. She dedicated much of her life to being a homemaker and caretaker for her family. She was a member of the Hughes Creek Community Church.
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of Pelican Landing Assisted Living in Sebastian, FL, and Health First-William Childs Hospice House for their compassion, love and care provided to Jo Ann. As we mourn her loss, we take comfort in knowing she is reunited with her husband and finds peace in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She will be greatly missed, yet her spirit lives on in the cherished memories she leaves behind.
Arrangements are pending at this time. The family will notify loved ones when a service is scheduled.
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