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Jo Ann Fuidge, age 82 of Clinton, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Mercy Living Center North. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Community Congregational United Church of Christ. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 5th at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Mark, Andrew, and Matthew Ebensberger, Dean Weis Chad Brown, and Steve Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be Orlin Campbell and Joshua Baker. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Jo Ann was born in Clinton on November 6, 1935, the daughter of Donald and Clara (Eislage) Campbell. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1953, Clinton Business College, and Clinton Community College as LPN. She married Larry Dierks in 1954 in Clinton, James McColley in 1972 in Clinton, and later James Fuidge in 1985 in Clinton, he died in 2003. Jo Ann worked at the Iowa State Bank, Mercy North Medical Center Physical Therapy, and was an LPN with Home Health Care. She was a member of the Christian Womens Club and the Community Congregational Church, UCC, where she served on various Boards and Committees at the church and taught Sunday school and leading Senior and Junior High Youth Groups. She enjoyed reading, sewing, camping, walking, all her dogs, and especially her grandchildren and family.

Jo Ann is survived by three children, Roger (Susan) Dierks, Tammy (Mark) Ebensberger, and Robert McColley all of Clinton; two step children, Nancy Fuidge and Jeff Fuidge; four grandchildren, Angie, Christy, Andrew, and Matthew; 11 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; her brother, Orlin (Marsha) Campbell of Clinton; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, James, and a sister, Madonna.
Published on November 3, 2017
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