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“Gordy and Leslie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Jo was a beautiful person inside and out, she always had a smile on her face and a happy spirit...Read More »
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“Dear Leslie and Gordy, So sorry to hear about your mother.She was a very good friend to my mother, Chris Sala. Her friendship was cherished and I...Read More »
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Johanna "Jo" Myers went peacefully with the angels on June 22, 2013, to join her husband, Keith and daughter, Linda in heaven. Jo was born on December 27, 1924, in Oregon, IL daughter of Anton and Anna (Gacak) Spehar. She graduated from Oregon High School in 1942 and married Keith Myers on June 3, 1950. They moved to Rockford in 1966 where Jo was employed at Northland Paper Company for 25 years until her retirement.
Jo lived the last 10 years of her life joyfully at Christian Life Retirement Center on North Mulford Road. She was never one to miss a church service, bingo, potluck or Wii bowling and developed many lasting friendships.
Survivors include her daughter, Leslie and "favorite" son-in-law Gordy Stannard, Rockford; sister, Mary Parady, Milwaukee, WI; brother, Stanley Spehar, Rockford; and host of nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents and husband, daughter, Linda Hill and sisters, Pauline Chriswell and Theresa Predovich.
Her family would like to thank the staff at Christian Life Retirement Center, Presence Cor Mariae and OSF Home Care Services for their genuine kindness, patience and compassionate care given to Jo.
In keeping with Jo's wishes there will be no service. Memories of her will remain in the sacred places of the heart. Cremation rites were accorded.
Cremation Society of Illinois assisted the family.