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Josephine (Jo) Fears

July 12, 1922 - February 10, 2018

Service Date: February 17, 2018

Josephine (Jo) Fears, 95, formerly of Fairview Heights passed away February 10, 2018 at the KC Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri from natural causes. Jo was born in Springfield, Missouri on July 12 and lived most of her life in Illinois.

She was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Fairview Heights.  Jo was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School class and the Senior Joy Group.  She moved to Leawood, Kansas in 2004 to be near family.  She served as President of the Wilson Grade School PTA in Rosemont and as secretary for the Rosemont Baptist Church for 10 years.

Jo was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Melvin E. Fears
  • Two sons
    • Larry Fears
    • James Fears
  • Sister and brother-in-law: Marie (Al) Blodgett
  • Parents: James and Ethel Faris (Cotterill)

She is survived by her:

  •   Daughter-in-law: Bonnie Fears
  • Granddaughter: Kimberly (Brian) Brooke
  • Grandson: Jeffrey (Jacalyn) Fears
  • Three great grandchildren, Brandon, Aidan and Katherine Fears
  • Three nephews
    • Robert Blodgett (Jeff Hudson)
    • Steven (Susan) Blodgett
    • James Blodgett

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the to the Kansas City Hospice House.

Visitation:  Visitation from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois

Funeral:  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles West officiating.  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.