Jo Ann Lovins

(December 11th, 1934 - March 7th, 2014)

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Jo Ann Lovins, age 79 of Ozark, Missouri passed away Friday morning, March 7, 2014 in her home. She was born December 11, 1934 at Elvins, Missouri the daughter of C.C. and Ella (Pulliam) Smith. On October 7, 1950 she was united in marriage to John D. Lovins. Jo Ann attended West Plains High School and enjoyed being a homemaker. Jo Ann is survived by her children Mitchell Lovins and wife Debby of Peculiar, Joel Lovins and wife Lynn of Chadwick, Alan Lovins and wife Tina of Seymour and her daughter Susan Lovins of Ozark; sister Lucy Bielek of Ventura, California; brother Danny Smith and wife Jeane of West Plains; eleven grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren other caring relatives and several friends. Jo Ann was preceded in death by her husband, parents, her son John Gary Lovins, grandson Nate Lovins, brother Eugene Smith, sisters Mary Catherine, Mable Garrett and Sylvia Smith. Celebration of Life services for Jo Ann will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with Pastor Bob Long officiating. Online condolences may be shared at     

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