Age 88, of Lansing, MI, passed away August 9, 2019. She was born March 8, 1931, in Dimondale, MI, to the late Hazen and Francis Coburn.
Jo Ann was a devoted wife to her loving husband, Jim. She loved round and square dancing, golf (and had a hole-in-one!), and waterskiing on Horsehead Lake in Mecosta. She thoroughly loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews. Jo Ann was very loved by them as well!
For 24 years, Jo Ann and Jim wintered in Arizona, where they served the community in many ways, and made many friends.
Jo Ann’s greatest concern in death was that her family was cared for. She very much looked forward to getting into Heaven and seeing her family members.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Vernon “Jim” Burgess; nephew, Steve (Rosa) Bishop; nieces, Nancy (Fred) Rohrbacher, Cheryl (Dennis) Raymont, Rhonda (Jack) Church, Susan (Mickey) Matero, and Ronda Ingram; sister-in-law, Gloria VanKirk; and special lifelong friend, Betty Speaks. She was preceded in death by her parents; her two sisters, Virginia Parsons and Ada Bishop; sister-in-law, Doris (Leon) Gabbert; Nephew, David Craft; and other extended family members.
A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice.