Jo Ann “Conway” Lee


Jo Ann “Conway” Lee, 82, of Cave Creek, Arizona, formerly of Kokomo, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Eckstin Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.

She was born Aug. 24, 1933, in Trafalgar, to the late Lawrence and Sylvia (Bryant) Conway.

She married Donald R. Lee on Dec. 15, 1957, and he preceded her in death on May 13, 2000.

Jo graduated from Franklin High School in 1951.

She was a legal secretary for Eugene McGarvey Law Firm for 28 years before retiring in October 2004.

Jo was an active member of Professional Secretaries International for many years.

In her spare time, she was very active in charity work such as fundraising with fashion shows, and volunteer work through both Howard Regional Health System and St. Joseph Hospitals.

Jo enjoyed art, sketching, antiquing and collecting china. She also enjoyed shopping for clothes as well as organizing Don Caster Clothes parties in friends’ homes.

Family was everything to Jo. She loved planting flowers and cooking dinners on special holidays with her family. She was a very loving mother and did everything possible for her children. She had many friends and would do anything for a neighbor.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Jo is survived by daughter, Cathy Jo Lee, of Cave Creek, Arizona; two sons, Bruce D. Lee, of Garner, North Carolina, and Rob D. Lee of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 43 years, Donald; three sisters, Ruth, Dorothy and Arlene; and two brothers, Charles and Dallas.

The funeral service for Jo will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., Kokomo, with Father David Huemmer officiating. Jo’s relatives will be receiving friends for a time of visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service, also on Saturday, at the mortuary. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Garden.

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