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Jo Anne Rockwell Shelton

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BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Jo Anne Rockwell Shelton, 83, of Beaver Dam, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Baptist Health in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born on Sept. 21, 1936, in Harrison County, Iowa, to the late O.E. Rockwell and Pauline Salter Rockwell.

Jo retired from the Ohio County Board of Education as an elementary school librarian, and was a member of the Baptist faith. She was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association and was a former U.S. Navy Journalist, as well as a former community volunteer in Ohio County, Kentucky.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Shelton, who died in 2015; her brother, David Rockwell; and a sister, Carolyn Rockwell.

Jo is survived by her children, Tom (Gwen) Shelton, of Lexington, Kentucky, and Debbie Miller, of Cobden, Illinois; two grandchildren, Abby (Justin) Sizemore, and Audrey Shelton; two great-grandchildren, Ann-Thomas Sizemore, and Edith Jo Sizemore; and four siblings, Gary (Alice) Rockwell, and John (Nancy) Rockwell, of Pennsylvania, and Bob (Marcia) Rockwell, and Dorthy (Dencil) Hammock, of Iowa.

A private family service will be held on Thursday, March 26. Friends and family may join us for our services live at 11 am CST on our Facebook page. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6100 Dutchman’s Lane Ste 401, Louisville, KY 40205

Miller-Schapmire Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Shelton. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Jo Anne Rockwell Shelton at

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