Jo Ann was born on December 20, 1936 in New Market, Missouri to Kermit and Louise (Harrison) Anderson.
She was a Nurse's Aide for 17 years at Cameron Community Hospital.
Jo Ann enjoyed Kansas City Chiefs and spending summers at Bent Tree Harbor.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert Anderson and 3 grandsons, Michael Roach, Jeffrey Neal and Clayton Watkins.
On August 21, 1959, Jo Ann married James Roach in Weatherby, Missouri. He survives of the home.
Additional Survivors: 3 sons, Rick Roach, St. Joseph, MO, Larry Roach, Leavenworth, KS and Tommy (Gloria) Roach, Nixa, MO; 2 daughters, Cheri (Kevin) Kelley, Cameron and Lee Ann (Bo) Calhoon, Winston, MO; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Ms. Roach has been cremated under the direction of Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. A private inurnment will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Cameron Memory Gardens, Cameron. Family will receive friends from 5-7:00 PM on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Three Rivers Hospice, Cameron. Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com.