Jo Ann Scott was born March 29, 1932, in the family home between Wilsey and Delavan Kansas to Jess Milton and Agnes (Francis) Lentell. She attended a one room country school, Olive Branch. She attended Wilsey High School and graduated in 1949 as class Valedictorian. After high school, she attended Emporia State Teachers College (now Emporia State University). She taught grades 1-8 at Highland, a one room country school, located in rural White City, Kansas from 1950 to 1952. Later she taught in the Parkerville School System and worked as a substitute teacher for several years.
In 1952, she married Dale Scott and they settled on a farm outside White City, Kansas. There they raised their four children. Jo Ann was primarily a homemaker and worked as a White City School cook for 10 years. She had various other jobs including piano teacher, school bus driver, bookkeeper at the Delavan feed lot, and cook at Rock Springs 4-H camp. Jo Ann was very active as a 4-H leader in Morris County, where her children were members. She was a self-taught avid seamstress, devoting many of these talents in creations such as quilts for her family. She enjoyed her flower garden and pets, but nothing was more important to her than her family.
Jo Ann was a member of the White City United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and taught Sunday School and served as organist.
Jo Ann was proceeded in death by her three infant sons, her husband Dale, her parents, her sister Doris Evans of Andover and great-grandson Peyton Whittington. She is survived by her children, Kristi Donnelly (Marty) of Bloomington, Indiana; Alan Scott of White City; Linda Johnson (Bryan) of Henderson, NV; and Nancy Scott Patton (Tom) of Chico, CA. Also her grandchildren: Jeff Sender, Jennifer Irene Danielsen, Lynn Whittington, Alex Olson, Wesley Scott, Travis Scott, Matthew Scott, Lia Scott, Allison Canty, Nico Napolitano, Cassidy Napolitano, Luke Napolitano, Nicole Patton, Grace Donnelly and Jack Donnelly. She also is survived by 19 great-grandchildren and a brother, JV Lentell of Wichita, KS.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the White City United Methodist Church, 204 W. Mackenzie Street, White City, Kansas 66872.