Jo Ann (Best) Allinder, 82, of Blue Springs, Mo., died Nov. 30, 2011, in Clay Center, Kan. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Royer-Hays Funeral Home, Blue Springs. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Blue Springs with burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Jo Ann was born June 24, 1929, in Stillwater to Leo and Louise (Grace) Best. She graduated from Poteau High School in 1947. Jo Ann married Bert B. Allinder on Aug. 27, 1948. She attended Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) for one year. She was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Joe Ann was a member of The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Blue Springs where she had served on the Altar Guild. She was a past member of the Independence Service League. Jo Ann loved to paint and do all kinds of needlework. She loved her dogs.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Stephen Allinder; and brother, Robert Best. Jo Ann is survived by her son, Robert and wife Therese of Overland Park, Kan.; daughter, Mary and husband Lynn Greenlee of Clay Center; and grandchildren, Michael and wife Amanda Hatesohl, Andrew Hatesohl, Thomas Hatesohl.
Royer-Hays Funeral Home is handling arrangements.