JoAnn Worful died on October 12, 2021 at the age of 91. She was born on June 22, 1930, the daughter of Lowell and Ruby Farless of Elkland, MO. She married James L. Potter on August 28, 1949. They lived in Buffalo, then moved to Fulton, MO where Jo lived until 2000. Jim died unexpectedly in April 1985. Jo met then married Bernard Worful on October 7, 2000 when she was 70 years old and moved to St. Charles, MO. They were married for 20 years when Bernie died in April, 2021.
Jo raised three children while working as a secretary at the United Methodist and Presbyterian churches and then retired after 22 years as a secretary at the Missouri School for the Deaf. She was very active with her children during their scouting years and was influential in activities at the Court Street United Methodist Church. After Jim passed, Jo volunteered at the Churchill Memorial, was a member of the American Red Cross board, and the Westminster and William Woods Collages Board of Associates. After moving to St. Charles Jo remained active in P.E.O. and joined Teammates, an active women’s group. Jo was an excellent seamstress, an award-winning water color artist and an excellent cook who was never afraid to try new recipes on her family and friends. She enjoyed dancing, playing bridge, and travel.
She is lovingly remembered by her children Pam (John) Lindstrom of Sedalia, Denny (Marci) Potter of Madeira Beach, Florida, and Karen (Bruce) Pickett of Warrensburg. She was loved and adored by her eight grandchildren who have blessed her with 13 great-grandchildren.
Jo will be cremated. A Celebration of Life Reception will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at her home at 2300 Sibley, St. Charles, MO. A brief prayer memorial will be conducted at 3 pm.
Memorial donations can be made in the form of a check and can be sent to Cremation Society of Missouri, 2338 Highway 94 South Outer Rd., St. Charles MO 63301: All donations will be shared with the following organizations P.E.O. Chapter LR, First St. Charles United Methodist Church, 63301 or SSM Health at Home Hospice.