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Jo Ann West

Reading, MI

November 22, 1934 - February 11, 2024

Jo Ann West Obituary

Jo Ann West, 89, of Reading, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2024 at home surrounded by her family. She was born on November 22, 1934 in Richmond, Indiana to Paul and Frankie (Martin) Morris.

Jo graduated from the University of Toledo with an associates degree in Social Services. She was employed at LOF in Toledo for 30 years. Jo loved volunteering her time to several different organizations including, Davids House in Toledo, June’s Place in Reading, St. Peter’s Free Clinic in Hillsdale and the food pantry in Camden. She also enjoyed yoga, Zoomba, Shakespeare club and substitute teaching all around Hillsdale County.

Jo is survived by two sons, Richard Batchelor of Reading, Steve Batchelor of Montgomery; one daughter, Rachael West of Athens; one step-daughter, Angie (Joe) LaRocca of New York; two step-sons, John and Tony West; seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Russell Eugene Batchelor, Gary West and one son, Philip Batchelor.

Funeral services for Jo Ann West will be held Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 2:00 PM at the Reading United Methodist Church with Pastor Deb Cole Officiating. Interment will take place on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Highland Memory Gardens in Waterville, Ohio. Arrangements are entrusted to the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Reading.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Reading United Methodist Church, June’s Place or to Hospice of Hillsdale County.

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