Jo Ann Blair, 84, of Hillsboro, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021.  

She was born Sept. 8, 1936 in Cynthiana, the daughter of the late Delbert R. and Isabelle Colville Shelton.  

Jo Ann was a member of the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. She loved the Lord and her family. She enjoyed cooking, spending time in her flower garden, going to yard sales or flea markets, fishing and traveling. She always had a terrific smile that would warm the coldest days. Jo Ann was self-employed for many years as owner/operator of Jones Upholstery.  

She is survived by her three sisters, Sue Shelton (Jim Hamm) of Caledonia, Diana (Oscar) Hopkins of Carmel and Teresa (Scott) Williams of New Vienna; a brother, Henry Shelton of Georgia; five children, Jeffery Allen Jones of Wakefield, Joseph Anthony (Eunice Hinkle) Jones of Leesburg, John Arnold (Sherry Jordan) Jones of New Martinsburg, James Andrew (Sandra Snyder) Jones of Leesburg and Julie Ann (Terry) Adkins of Mt. Orab; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; stepchildren Janet Ho Dinallo, Linda Morante and Berlyn Blair of Albuquerque, N.M. and Cheryl Hodson of Hawaii; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Crum; husband, Ava Jones Jr.; second husband, Berlin Blair; three brothers, William, Ralph and Robert Shelton; a sister-in-law, Brenda Mullins Shelton; and a grandson, Jason Jones.  

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. Funeral service will take place following visitation at 1 p.m. at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow services in the Hillsboro Cemetery.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene, 8230 U.S. 50, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133. The Turner & Son Funeral Home is serving the family.  

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