It is with sorrow and relief that Jo has left the bonds of Alzheimer’s and gone on to be with her parents John and Elpha Yadon, brothers Leo and Verl Yadon, sister Juanita Watts and great-grandson Sam Thompson. She passed away February 17, 2018.

She is survived by her children Fred (Linda) Kiser of Oklahoma, Carolyn Haner of Washington, Gary (Nancy) Kuney; siblings Gwen (Jackie) Yadon of California, Janice Bush of Alaska, Sue (Skip) Pacquette of California and Mary Ann (Mel) Hitzke of Washington. She is also survived by five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Jo was born March 29, 1927 in Seminole, Oklahoma. She and her family moved to California at the end of World War II. She attended school in Gridley, California. While working at a local market she met her future husband, Loren Kuney. Loren and Jo moved to Southern California. They moved back to Gridley in 1948. In the early years of her marriage, Jo took in ironing and worked for a local laundry. She then went on to work at Mildred’s Dress Studio, Clarice Dukes Fashions and later for Robinson Construction as an accounts payable clerk. Jo was a Bluebird and CampFire leader. She always made sure that her girls went on fun adventures including trips to Sacramento, San Francisco and camping at Lake Madrone. Jo was an avid reader and book collector. She loved camping and family reunions. After retirement, Jo spent some time in Oregon to be closer to her sister. She then moved to Mt. Vernon, Washington and then to Colfax, Washington. She loved spending time with her granddaughters Lisa and Sondra and great-grandsons, Trenten, Troy, Sam and Tyler.

She had a kind heart and loving spirit. She will be missed.

No formal services are planned and the family suggests memorial gifts be made to a charity of your choice. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax is caring for the family.