Jo Ann McDonald, age 77, of Gallipolis, died Friday morning, February 22, 2013, at Holzer Medical Center. Born February 25, 1935, in Point Pleasant, she was the daughter of the late Ernest L. and Elizabeth Pearson Hill.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Charles McDonald; by a grandson, Jeremy Bright; by three brothers, William Blain Hill, John D. Hill and Ernest Hill, Jr., and by a sister, Ella Florence Hill.
Jo Ann was retired, and a member of the Ladies of the Moose, American Legion Auxiliary in Point Pleasant, and the VFW Auxiliary.
She is survived by eight children, James Lewis (Martha) Bright of Marion, Ernest Bright of Maryland, Robert Bright of Arizona, Paul Ray Bright of Gallipolis, Sandra Gilland of Coco Beach, Fla., Mike (Jill) Putney of Gallipolis, Charles McDonald of Coco Beach, Fla., and Richard Dean McDonald of Thurman; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; six sisters, Sally Wears of Gallipolis, Mary Jones of Terra Haute, Ind., Shirley Byus of Point Pleasant, Virginia Stickler of Point Pleasant, Nancy Hill of Proctorville, and Wilma Hill of Point Pleasant.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Legion Auxiliary in Point Pleasant in JoAnn’s memory.
An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.