Jo Anne Karasek, 69, of Aurora, IN, formerly of Cincinnati Ohio, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in Aurora, IN.

She was born Thursday, May 7, 1942 in Columbus, OH, Daughter of the late Ray Carlson Blackburn and Doris Eileen Strawn Brand.

Jo Anne was a self-employed Lawyer. She was a Member of the Ohio County Garden Club, Aurora Garden Club and the Red Hat Society. Jo Anne loved to read and was an avid bird watcher, especially the cardinals and hummingbirds. She collected Christmas trees and owls and did cross stitch and quilting. Spending time with her family was the most important aspect of her life.

Surviving are her Husband, Donald Karasek of Aurora, IN; Mother, Eileen Brand of Denver, CO; Daughters, Laura Karasek of Hamilton, OH, Dara (Chris) Turner of Westerville, OH; Brothers, Ray Angus Blackburn of New Britton, CT, Bill Strawn of Gainesville, FL; Grandchildren, Malaki, Rebekka & Tobias Woodward.


Friends will be received 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.

Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Saturday, at 2:00 pm, following visitation, with Pastor Greg Matthews officiating.

Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Jennings County. Please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.

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