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Jo Ann Beale

December 9, 2012
Lewistown Sentinel

MIFFLINTOWN - Jo Ann Beale, 64, of Mifflintown, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at her home.

Born March 19, 1948, she was the only child of the late David J. and Jennie A. (Duncan) Showers.

She is survived by: her husband, Lawrence S. Beale, whom she married on Oct. 24, 1970; one daughter, Carrie Sheriff and husband, Chris, of Shermansdale; and one granddaughter, Cassie Sheriff.

Jo graduated from Juniata Joint High School in 1969 and from Geisinger School of Nursing in 1972. She worked as a registered nurse at Lewistown Hospital for 36 years until retiring on disability in 2005.

She was a Lutheran by faith and enjoyed gardening, flowers, antiquing, and shopping. She dearly loved spending time with her pets and especially with her granddaughter.

A graveside memorial service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery, 8489 Licking Creek Road, Mifflintown with the Rev. John Walters officiating. There will be no viewing.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N Progress Ave, Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to the American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.

Guss Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, has care of the arrangements.

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