Jo Ann (Newman) Heiserman June 17, 1934 – November 1, 2012 Jo Ann Heiserman, age 78, was called to Heaven on November 1, 2012. Jo Ann was born on June 17, 1934, in Wichita, Kansas to Helen and Cyrus Newman. She graduated from Southwestern College, in Winfield, Kansas. Jo Ann was an elementary school teacher, then taught handicapped children at the Wichita Institute of Logopedics. She retired from teaching to raise her family. After her family was raised, she founded and managed, for several years, the very successful adult reading program for the Grand Junction Library. Jo Ann cherished her family, friends, and enjoyed traveling. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life. She was married to Larry Heiserman, and they recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. In addition to her husband, Larry, Jo Ann is survived by her children, Jeffrey (Tammy) Heiserman; Kristin (Scott) Thomas, and Jennifer (Doug) Schroeder; three brothers, Jerry Newman, Michael Newman, and Patrick Newman; grandchildren, Daniel Heiserman, Joseph Hieserman, DJ Schroeder, Cameron Thomas, Tyler Schroeder, Afton Thomas, and Parker Heiserman. Graveside services were held on November 5, 2012, at Cochise Memorial Gardens. Arrangements entrusted to Hatfield Funeral Home.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Dec. 9, 2012