Hopkins - Rector Funeral Home

4 Percy L. Julian Drive, Greencastle, IN


Jo Ann Reel

August 2, 1931August 14, 2019

Jo Ann Reel, 88, of Greencastle passed away on August 14, 2019, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Jo Ann was born in Harmony on August 2, 1931, the daughter of William and Flonnie (King) Hedge, and was a graduate of Van Buren High School. She was a life-long member of the Reelsville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two children, Jon Reel, (wife-Kristina), Carmel, and Gina Reel, Bloomington; four grandchildren, Colin Nisbet, (wife-Saira), Atlanta Georgia, Jennifer Giles, (husband-Jeffrey), Chicago, Illinois, Jessica Thurgood, Carmel, and Lauren Southgate, (husband-Ben), Greenwood; nine great-grandchildren; a brother Ronald Hedge (wife-Carol) Brazil; a sister, Jean Kennedy, (husband-Maurice), Brazil; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 55 years Robert C. Reel; a daughter, Melinda Holley; a sister Shirley Hedge; and a brother, James Hedge.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2019, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor William Best officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Thursday.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.


  • Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 22, 2019


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Debra English

August 19, 2019

Dear family of Jo Ann,

I'm so saddened to hear of Jo Ann's passing. She and Bob were just wonderful people who would light up the room they were in. They were fun and funny. I loved visiting with them while we lived in Indiana. It was also great to see them in Florida where they showed me a manatee for the first time. But most of all, Bob and Jo Ann supported me when I needed a friend the most. Just all around good people.

Jo Ann, we could all strive to be more like you. You brought a lot of life and love to so many.

My love to Jon, Gina, and Colin.

Deb (Watson) English

Timothy Raven

August 19, 2019

Jo Ann and Bob were my mother and dads great friends. They send a lot of time together in Fort Myers. She was a great friend to all of our family. I know she will be missed. Tim Raven


August 17, 2019

Dear Joann,

You will always remembered as a great friend from Florida.
We shared many a good time playing bunco and going to different
activities together with you and Bob. I'm so happy that we spoke on
your birthday and I have fond memories of our last conversation.
Now you can rejoin Bob, and your good friends Gene and Katie.
Love you always,
Adrienne Raven