CARBON – Jo Ann Been Lindsey, age 68, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Funeral Services for Jo Ann will be at 2 pm Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Edwards Funeral Home at 411 S Mulberry in Eastland, TX. A celebration of her life will be held when family and friends gather from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, July 11th at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Murray Cemetery south of Carbon on Hwy 6. There will also be reception after the graveside service at the Carbon Community Center in Carbon.
Jo Ann was born on January 23, 1950 in Gorman, TX to Truman and Arduth Black Been. She grew up in Carbon and was a proud graduate of Carbon High School. She also married her best friend Larry G. Lindsey in Carbon on July 10, 1976 and spent the last, nearly 42 years by his side.
She also attended Southwest Texas University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics and went on to teach for 25 years at Devine High School in Devine, TX and 10 years at Somerville High School. Jo Ann was a beloved teacher; her students were very special to her as she was very special to them. She was a member of the Burleson County Cowboy Church in Caldwell, TX, but since moving back to Carbon was attending the Daugherty Street Church of Christ.
Jo Ann was a true blue Carbon Wolverine and loved going back to the Carbon High School reunions and being a part of the Carbon Golden Exes Association. She was an amazing cook, one of the best and everything she made was wonderful. She enjoyed Scrapbooking later in life and would spend hours looking through pictures and designing the perfect page. But the love of her was her family and her 3 precious grandchildren.
Jo Ann is survived by her loving husband Larry G. Lindsey, Sr. of Carbon, son, Larry G. Lindsey, Jr. and wife Erin of Brenham, TX, daughter Abby Doggett of Carbon, sister, Mary Ragland and husband Earl of Eastland and her 3 grandchildren; Steven, Kaitlyn, and Kyle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arduth and Truman Been.
Donations may be made to the Burleson County Cowboy Church, Education Building Fund, 300 CR 169 Caldwell, TX 77836 or Carbon Cemetery Association, PO Box 424, Carbon, TX 76435
On line condolences may be made at www.edwards-funeral-homes.com