“Mrs. Jo” Rankin will celebrate her 85th birthday on July 13. She was born in Maryville to Joe and Bessie Peery. She has lived in Maryville for 82 years.
She met her husband Joe in high school, and they were married 66 years, before his passing in 2016.
The couple has three children, Marcha (Larry W.) Anderson, Maryville, Kevin (Debbi) Rankin, Maryville and Jay (Joyce) Rankin, Rockledge, Florida. She has five grandchildren, one deceased and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Jo enjoys country dancing, exercise classes at the community center, United Methodist Church activities and most of all her family.
Cards would be welcome at 27300 Jet Rd., Maryville, MO 64468.