Jo Ann Beall, 84, left this world on March 19, 2020 in Mesa, AZ.
Services are pending with Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, TX.
Born Josephine Ann Hughes on September 12, 1935 to Elaine Dyer Hughes and John Clay Hughes in Dimmitt, Texas, Jo Ann was the apple of her family’s eye as she was the oldest grandchild of Jimmie Agnes and Presley Dyer.
Jo Ann attended Dimmitt schools during her elementary days while living with her grandparents on their farm in Castro County. After Elaine married Edward Scalia, they moved to Amarillo where Jo Ann graduated from Amarillo High School in 1953.
It was during her Junior year of high school that she met the love of her life, Billy Beall. They married May 2, 1952. Bill passed away August 5, 2009 and now they are dancing together again.
In June 1955, Jo Ann and Bill had their first child, Jelaine and in July 1957, their second child, Rex Allen, completed their family. She loved her family and would do anything for them. In August 1963, the Beall’s moved to Perryton where they lived until 1973. Jo Ann was dedicated to her children attending all of their school activities. She bragged on them to anyone who would listen and lived to take care of them until the day she left us.
Jo Ann’s “dash” was long and full of serving others. In Perryton, she was a Girl Scout leader for eight years. She enjoyed sharing her talents of cooking, sewing, camping and friendship with her girls. She loved watching their leadership skills grow with each year.
When Rex and Jelaine were in Junior High, she volunteered as the Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) leader and sponsor. She worked with these students sharing her love for the Lord not only in her teachings, but also in her daily life.
Jo Ann and Bill were very involved in Jayce-etts and Jaycees during their 10 years in Perryton.
After her children left home to pursue their careers, she volunteered in each community she and Bill lived in. When they lived in Wellington, TX, Jo Ann was involved with the Federation of Women. And was very active in the Methodist Church, singing in the choir and serving in the UMW. While living back in Amarillo, she was a member of the Puckett Garden Club and worked diligently each year on the Festival of Trees. She also volunteered at NWTHS as a pink lady for several years. She volunteered at the Pampa, TX Hospital for the five years they resided in Miami, TX. They moved to Mesa, AZ around 1994 where she began volunteering at Banner Gateway Center. She volunteered for 23 years from driving the golf cart to transport visitors to the hospital; to the greeting soon to be grandparents and family and friends in Nursery and New Born department to working at the welcome desk in the hospital. She loved being at the hospital and helping others feel comfortable. She was also very active in the Velda Rose United Methodist Church in Mesa, AZ helping the UMW to put on a rummage sale twice each year for funds to be used for missions and other areas people needed help and singing in the choir.
Jo Ann is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 56 years, Bill and her son-in-law, Keith Workman.
She leaves a lasting legacy with her children, Jelaine B. Workman, of Amarillo, and Rex A. (Christine Cheloha) Beall, of Mesa, AZ.; and her grandchildren, Stephanie E. (Justin) Harris, of Panhandle, Mitchell C. (Ember) Workman, of Phoenix, Olivia A. Beall, of San Diego, CA, and Reid A. Beall, of Mesa, AZ.
She loved spending time with her great-grandchildren – Chloe’, Aiden and Hannah Harris; Jaxson, Parker and Whitley Workman; Ledger Clark and Maddox Beall. She was blessed with an extended family that includes; Melissa (Tony) Roclevitch, of Las Vegas, NV; Hannah (Mike) Callaway and daughter Mya, of Mesa, AZ; and Sarah (Drew) Haltom and son Hayden, of Queen Creek, AZ.
She is also survived by her sister, Frances DeRossett, of Lexington, KY and her children, Scott Larson, of Lexington and Janet Larson and her family, of West Virginia; and her Uncle Jack Dyer, of Perryton, and many cousins and friends who will miss her wonderful sense of humor and beautiful smile. She has now seen Jesus and was welcomed by family and friends who went before her and her voice can be heard singing in the heavenly choir.
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