MANSFIELD: Jo Ann Ulery passed away Thursday, February 24, 2011 surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer.
Jo Ann was born on April 17, 1936 in Mansfield, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Isabelle Balcolm.
Jo Ann is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Dean; two sons, Michael of Dublin and Jeff and Vickie Ulery of Lucas, Ohio; and grandsons, Nathan, Nick, and Noah.
She is survived by brothers, James Balcolm (Helen) of Mansfield, Jack Balcolm (Cindy) of Mansfield; and sister, Judy Sauls (Larry) of Austin, TX, as well as nieces and nephews.
Jo Ann was a lifelong resident of the area and enjoyed seeing friends everywhere that she went. She was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High in 1954.
She worked for 28 years at the bank in Lucas and enjoyed interacting with her coworkers, customers, and their children, always providing them with a warm smile and some candy for the children.
She was an avid tennis player as a young lady, winning the Mansfield News Journal tournament several times and enjoyed playing with her family and friends.
Later, Jo Ann took up her next passion, golf, with equal gusto. She was a member of the Shelby Country Club and played in leagues at several local courses.
Jo Ann had four hole-in-one's during her playing time. Modesty, as always, she did not even tell her children.
Friends may call Monday, February 28, 2011 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Diamond St. Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield, Ohio near where Jo Ann grew up as a young girl.
Funeral services will be performed by Pastor Marc Patterson on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Jo Ann will be laid to rest at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Lucas, Ohio.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, The Good Shepherd Home, or the Lucas Youth Baseball League. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com
Published in the News Journal on February 27, 2011