Mary Josephine "Jo" Nettleton, 87, of Gibson City, peacefully passed away at 9:15 am Saturday June 13, 2020 at the Gibson Area Hospital - Annex in Gibson City. Private funeral services will be held at the Gibson City United Methodist Church with Pastor John Tennyson officiating. Burial will be in Drummer Township Cemetery in Gibson City. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gibson City United Methodist Church or to the Gibson Area Hospital.
Jo was born August 24, 1932 in Kingswood, Kentucky. A daughter of Wayne S. and Geraldean Phelps Fentress. She married Howard D. Nettleton on March 8, 1952 in Towanda, Illinois. They were married sixty-eight years he survives in Gibson City. Also surviving are three sons Gary (Michele) Nettleton of Saybrook, John (Valarie) Nettleton of Lincoln, Alabama and Randy (Julie) Nettleton of Lincoln, Alabama. Fourteen grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son James Benny Nettleton, brother Bob, sister Betty, two step-brothers Rodney Reynolds and Larry Reynolds and a step sister Betty Givens.
Jo was a member of the Gibson City United Methodist Church, the Gibson City Women's' Club and The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary. She was a founding member of the Greyhound Athletic Booster Club and served for many years and then continued to support the GCMS Falcon Athletic Booster Club. She was an avid Illini Fan.
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