Jo Ann (Hazlett) Tharp

Jo Ann (Hazlett) Tharp, age 81, of Rockville, passed away on Wednesday, November18, 2015.

Born May 10, 1934 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Leo and Mary Frances (Hutcheson) Hazlett and was a graduate of Bainbridge High School “Class of 1952”.

Jo Ann had retired from RR Donnelly and previously worked at PR Malloy, IBM, and the Angwell Curtain Factory. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Fillmore Lions Club, and a member of the Fillmore Methodist Church. She enjoyed taking walks and feeding the hummingbirds.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Royal Tharp on Sept 8, 1976; a son, James Kelly, daughter, Laura West, brothers, Everett and John Hazlett; and grandsons, Ralph Bartley, Willie Hayes, Dwight Trueblood, and John Roy Tharp.

She is survived by her son, Scott (Lora) Tharp; a daughter, Joyce (Larry) Morgan; grandchildren, Sarah Tharp, Nathan Tharp, Nicholas Tharp, Lydia Tharp, Evelyn Tharp, Daniel Trueblood, Jennifer Dixon, Jeff Kelly, Jim Hayes, Ron Hayes, and Don Hayes.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with interment to follow at the Deer Creek Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon on Sunday until time of service at the funeral home.

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