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Jo Ann Unthank

March 18, 1942 - September 17, 2007

SPRINGFIELD – Jo Ann Unthank, 65, a resident of Springfield for most of her life, died at 10:44 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at her home.

She was born March 18, 1942, in Camden, Mo., the daughter of Albert and Opal Marie Childress Drone. Her parents; brother, Albert Drone Jr. in 1948; and grandson, Ryan Francis Hughes, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Unthank was retired.

Surviving are three children, Christine Marie Hughes of Springfield, Gregory Allen (wife, Michelle) Unthank of Odell and Patricia Ann (husband, Gerald) Lorton of Springfield; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Alice (husband, Michael) Cass of Springfield; two brothers, Arthur L. Drone and Robert (wife, Lucille) Drone, both of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Our beloved mother is resting peacefully in God’s arms.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Staab Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Haag officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation.

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