Henry Jo Hefner Adams was born the daughter of Will Trimble and Virginia (Brewer) Trimble on January 28, 1918 at Billmore, Missouri and departed this life March 14, 2013 at the Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool, Missouri at the age of 95 years.
In October of 1935, she was united in marriage to Dewey Waldo Hefner, who preceded her in death on July 4, 1970. In September of 1972, she was united in marriage to J.A. “Bo” Adams, who preceded her in death on October 14, 1991.
She is survived by one daughter, Ann Hefner Barton and husband, Bill of Carmichael, California; six grandchildren, Patrick Hefner and wife, Sue of Cabool, Missouri, Julie Carr and husband, Robert of Adrian, Missouri, Kelly Slayton and husband, Jake of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Doug Barton of Carmichael, California, Jeff Barton and wife, Stacey of Monterey, California and Sara Yanowsky and husband, Vince of Sacramento, California; four step-grandchildren, Cindy Crossland of Monett, Missouri, Mark Crossland of Monett, Missouri, Mike Gleghorn of Jonesboro, Arkansas and BoLinda Gleghorn of West Plains, Missouri; thirteen great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Virginia Trimble; her husbands; one son, Eddie Bill Hefner; one great grandson, Adam Hefner; two step-daughters, BoAnn Gleghorn and Betty Crossland, and ten brothers and sisters.
Jo worked as a beauty operator in the Thayer area for several years. She loved to play bridge, was an excellent cook and an avid reader.
She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Thayer. She will be remembered by her family as a loving and caring mother and grandmother, and will truly be missed by all.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Brother Gerald Bounds officiating. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Saturday from 1:00 PM until service time. Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus or the Thayer First Baptist Church Fund.