Jo Anne Winey-Babcock
of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016. She was born
in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 12th, 1952 to Charles William and Shirley
Jo is survived by
her husband, Gregory Babcock; sons, Paul (Nolita Stewart) of Indianapolis,
IN, Erik (Lauren) of Aberdeen, Scotland and Mark Babcock of Chesterton; her
mother, Shirley Winey of Chesterton; her brothers, Tim (Margo) Winey of
Chesterton, and John (Lauralee) of Michigan City; her niece, Paige (Jason)
Scheuer of Arvada, CO; her mother-in-law, Betty Babcock of Chesterton, and
many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in
death by her father, Bill Winey; her nephew, Mitchell A. Winey and her
father-in-law, Nelson Babcock.
Jo was a member of
the Chesterton High School class of 1970. She graduated from Indiana Central
College with a Bachelor of Science degree and obtained her Masterís degree
in education from Indiana University. For three years she taught physical
education in the Michigan City schools and for the following nine years she
taught in the Duneland schools. She later joined her familyís business and
was presently co-owner of Winey Insurance Agency. Jo was a longtime member
of the Chesterton United Methodist Church where she participated in the bell
choir. She was a charter member of P.E.O. International, Chapter ED; Tri
Kappa; board member of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce, and past board
member of the Duneland YMCA. When her sons were in school and participating
in speech and debate, basketball and soccer, Jo was actively involved with
the parentsí Booster groups. She enjoyed golfing and traveling.
will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.,
and 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517
Broadway, Chesterton, IN.
will be held on Saturday, November 19, at First United Methodist Church, 434
S. 2nd St., Chesterton, IN.
also be held at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of
service at 11:00 a.m.
contributions may be made to the Mitchell A. Winey Scholarship Fund, c/o
Centier Bank, 103 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, or the Duneland YMCA, 215
Roosevelt St., Chesterton, IN 46304.
to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com