OBITUARY

Josephine A. "Jo" (D'Angelo) Durnell

October 11, 1940October 4, 2021
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Josephine A. “Jo” (D’Angelo) Durnell, 80, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021. She was born on October 11, 1940 in Fort Wayne, the daughter of the late Paul and Lena (Pusateri) D’Angelo. She was a 1958 graduate of South Side High School. She started Jo’s Beauty Nook in 1966 in her home and never stopped. She greatly appreciated her dedicated clientele. She actively participated in many aspects of the local Democratic Party. She was also a member of Daughters of the Nile #60 and Embroidery Guild of America. She enjoyed cooking for anyone that walked in her door and was a sports fanatic. Most of all, though, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving family include her husband of 59 years, David; sons, Danial (Amanda), Michael (Kelly), and Philip (Denise) Durnell; 11 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in passing by her granddaughter, Kendra Durnell; and siblings, Carmela Meyers, and Jimmy and Sam D’Angelo. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday October 13, 2021 at D.O. McComb and Sons – Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd., Fort Wayne. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse or Riley Hospital for Children.

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  • Riley Hospital for Children

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • Final Resting Place

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Josephine A. "Jo" (D'Angelo) Durnell

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Nancy McCammon-Hansen

October 14, 2021

I did not know Jo well but when we did meet up at a Democratic Party meeting I enjoyed our time together. Please know she was appreciated by so many.

MARGARET SMITH

October 9, 2021

The Queen, Joanna M. Harris, and all Ladies of the Household of Teti Sheri Temple No. 60 Daughters of the Nile mourn the loss and share your sorrow in the death of Princess Jo Durnell. She was a devoted member of our Temple and served it well as a longtime member of the Dance Unit. She will be missed.

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