OBITUARY

Jo Wagner Coleman

October 6, 1946February 6, 2021

Jo Wagner Coleman, age 74, of Gladstone, MO passed away peacefully at home with her family on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

Jo (Jody) was a dynamic, creative, outgoing lady who accomplished so much in her 74 years. She had many friends and business associates and kept an active social life.

A memorial service will be held in Jo’s honor on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM, with a visitation starting at 10:00 AM, at the McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO 64119.

Jo was born in Maryville, MO to Eva Millward on October 6, 1946. She attended Maryville High School and graduated in 1964. Next, Jo studied at Northwest Missouri State University, the local university. Jo graduated in 1968 with a Bachelors in Education. While in college, Jo married Neal Moles. Their first child, Andrea, was born August 23, 1967. On August 7, 1970, Jo had her second child, Adrienne.

She met Joseph Coleman in 1976 and were married shortly after on April 6, 1977 in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Together, Joe and Jo shared many great years full of love, family, memories and travels. Joe was by her side in life and in passing.

Jo was involved in numerous organizations throughout her life, including Jaycees, Kansas City Advertising Club and Missouri Business Women, where she was their State Executive Administrator.

Jo was preceded in death by her mother, Eva (Mildward) Wagner, step-son, Byron Coleman, niece, Paula Beason, brothers-in-law, Tom Christain and Fred Poppa, great niece, Elizabeth Poppa, as well as other relatives, friends and acquaintances.

She leaves behind her husband of 43 wonderful years, Joseph; daughters, Andrea Moles, Adrienne (Craig) Morfeld and step-daughter LaRae Coleman. She was also survived by her three sisters, Betty Beason, Ruth Christian and Rita Poppa, as well as her nieces and nephews. Grandchildren include Justin Wyrick, Mallory & Blake Pinson and Chance Dawes.

Memorials may be given to any cancer organizations of your choice in Jo’s honor. The areas of research including metastatic breast cancer and colon cancer would be of special interest to Jo. The family offers these recommendations: KU Med Green Hills Cancer Center

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Maureen Sheehan and her team at The KU Cancer Center, Dr. Harsh Gupta, Dr. Boersma, Alex Katubig, MD, KC Hospice & Palliative Care. Special thanks to our Hospice care team, Robin, Carla, Katie, Danielle and Chaplain Kristin. Also, we would like to thank our care team from Brookdale, Adrienne and Keitha and especially Nurse Karen, who shared her vast knowledge, special care and a pinch of sarcasm, which we all appreciated. May God bless you all.

  • FAMILY

  • Joseph Coleman, Husband
  • Andrea Moles, Daughter
  • Adrienne (Craig) Morfeld, Daughter
  • LaRae Coleman, Step-daughter
  • Betty Beason, Sister
  • Ruth Christian, Sister
  • Rita Poppa, Sister
  • Justin Wyrick, Grandson
  • Mallory Pinson, Granddaughter
  • Blake Pinson, Grandson
  • Chance Dawes, Grandson
  • Nieces and nephews

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

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Lynn Newberry

February 19, 2021

Andrea, Adrienne, Joe, Betty, Ruth , Rita and family, Marvin and I are very sorry for Jo’s passing. She was a dear and talented lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sharron Sutton

February 19, 2021

Jo, was always a great help to her Business Women of Missouri family. She will truly be missed. Plus we will miss her laugh. She always enjoy a good time. My thoughts and prayers goes out to her husband Joe , her children and her sisters Betty, Ruth and Rita.

Raylene Portz

February 18, 2021

The first time I met Jo I was the date her son brought over for dinner. I nearly fainted when I saw it was tacos. I'm sure she sensed how uncomfortable I was eating with my hands. She immediately made me feel at home and we all joked about the meal choice. That was Jo...she made you feel like family. She had a great sense of humor and her laugh was infectious. You always knew where she stood on any issue and she didn't mince words. You will be missed Mama Jo! Until we meet again♥️

Norma Tibbetts

February 16, 2021

JO WAS A BEAUTIFUL, FUNNY, LOVING FRIEND, AND I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE A PART OF HER GROUP OF FRIENDS.

SHE WAS ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!! AVAILABLE TO OTHERS WHO NEEDED A QUESTION ANSWERED, ADVICE SHARED, JOKES (WITH LAUGHTER) PULLED FROM SOME PART OF HER PRECIOUS BEING!!! AND ADVICE OFFERED TO OTHERS WHO NEEDED HELP OR ENCOURAGEMENT.
LIFE WITH JO AND FRIENDS WAS NEVER DULL. WE LOVED HER BECAUSE OF WHAT SHE DID AND WHO SHE WAS, NOT JUST FOR WHAT SHE GAVE TO US.... AND SHE GAVE SO VERY MUCH JUST BY BEING HER!!!!! JO WILL BE MISSED BY MANY PEOPLE, AND WILL BE REMEMBERED BY ALL OF US. SOMETIME WHEN WE’RE TOGETHER AGAIN, WE WILL REMEMBER OUR DEAR FRIEND, AND WILL SHARE OUR LOVE AND LAUGHTER WITH HER, ONE MORE TIME. GO WITH GOD, MY FRIEND, AND KNOW THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED!! GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU AND SHED HIS LIGHT UPON YOU IN HEAVEN!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!NORMA (WILSON) TIBBETTS.

Tom Ashton

February 15, 2021

Always a warm smile when I worked with her at American Century. A kind soul. Go softly into the night. Condolences to those left behind.

Ardyth Karbowski

February 14, 2021

Being born and raised in Maryville, I have known Jody since grade school. Attending little girl birthday parties, singing in church choir, basically just hanging out together as children do.

As we grew older and graduated from high school, we went separate ways, but always caught up when class reunion time rolled around.

Jody will be missed by all of her classmates. She fought the good fight. Now she and Eva are catching up on family news up in Heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY