Jo Ann Clark Amidon
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Jo Ann Clark Amidon, 79, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke.
Born September 26, 1934 in Remington, Indiana, to George and Alberta Clark, Jo graduated from Linden High School in Linden, Indiana and earned a degree in English from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois.
She married James Lee Amidon in Grosse Point, Michigan on July 1, 1961 and celebrated 53 years of marriage.
Surviving are her husband; four sons, William Amidon (Laurie), Steven Amidon (Dixi), James Amidon, Jr. (Christine), and Frank Amidon (Carrie); six grandchildren living in Alaska, Indiana, and Florida; and her cousins, Skip and Kay Kay Adkins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Donald Clark.
Mrs. Amidon was passionate about education and taught high school English in Grosse Point, Michigan, Religious Education in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and was a substitute teacher in Russellville, Arkansas.
She was an energetic volunteer in her children's pursuits and committed to the congregations in the churches where she worshipped, including Faith United Church of Christ in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Central Presbyterian Church in Russellville, Arkansas.
A private memorial service will be held in Tallahassee and her ashes will be scattered on Florida's Gulf Coast beaches and near her hometown in Indiana.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Wabash College, c/o Advancement Office, P.O. Box 352, Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933 or Holy Comforter Episcopal School, c/o Advancement Office, 2001 Fleischmann Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32308.
Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193, www.bevisfh.com) is assisting the family with their arrangements.
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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on June 5, 2014