She was active in the George West and Three Rivers communities and worked in Three Rivers at Bea Furr Bookkeeping and Tax Service. She was also a partner in Paisano Transmission Company, treasurer of the First United Methodist Church in Three Rivers and was a former treasurer of the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce. She received numerous awards including Lion’s Club Citizen of the Year and Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year. A high school basketball all-star and cheerleader, she was an avid sports fan, quickly mastered any puzzle or game ande was an amazing cook.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Ronnie; one son and daughter, Jeff Booth and Kathy Augustine Booth of Boerne; another son and daughter, Gregg Booth and Colleen Brennen Booth of Cypress; five grandchildren: Kasey Alice Ann Booth, Reagan Gregory Booth, Jean Taylor Booth, Mackenzie Erin Booth and Camille Brennen Booth; brother, Zeb (Doris Adami) Furr of Freer; sister, Freda (Edgar) Sawyer of Pleasanton; brother, Berry (Jo) Bridges of Pleasanton; sister-in-law, Verner Jim Booth Kothmann of Pearsall; and many nieces and nephews.
Jo-An was preceded in death by her father and mother, Zeb and Bea Furr; father-in-law, Homer Booth; mother-in-law, Paula Booth Rogstad; and father-in-law, T.M. Rogstad; brother-in-law, R.B. Kothmann; sister-in-law, Mary Louise Frantz Furr; and nephew, Koty Kothmann.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the First United Methodist Church in Three Rivers. The funeral took place there at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, with Pastor Harry West officiating. Internment followed at an 11:30 a.m. gravesite at Three Rivers Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Gordon Benham, Mark Brand, Chuck Campbell, Joe Crawford, Mike Dewey, Lloyd Grubbs, Gary Gurwitz and Rod Oliver. Honorary pallbearers included Buford Dugger, Kinkler Handly, Brent Kornegay, Brush Country Cattlewomen and the Three Rivers High School Class of 1953.
Donations can be made, on her behalf, to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 417, Three Rivers, Texas 78071.