PRINCETON — Jo Ann Blackburn, 71, of Princeton, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at her home.
She painted parts as a factory worker and attended Unity Missionary Baptist of Fredonia.
She is survived by her husband, James E. Blackburn; two sons, James Eugene Blackburn and Royce Blackburn, both of Missouri; two daughters, Debra Ann Croft of Princeton and Dawnese Ward of Springfield, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Cooper and Linda Porter, both of Princeton, and Virginia Craft of Cadiz, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie Edward and Percy Francis Patterson; three brothers, and two sisters.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial will follow in Rock Spring Church Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Sherrill officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 2 , 2013, at the funeral home.