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Shattuck Memorial Cemetery
Shattuck, Ellis County, OK

aka IOOF

© Shaw-Redinger Funeral Home
Submitted by: Ann Weber

Jo Ann (Hubbard) Kelln

Jo Ann (Hubbard) Kelln
December 29, 1933 ~ October 23, 2020

Jo Ann (Hubbard) Kelln was born on December 29, 1933 in Shattuck, Oklahoma to Hollis “Joe” and Frances (Johnson) Hubbard. Jo Ann spent her early childhood travelling throughout Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma as her dad worked on the Santa Fe Railroad. Jo Ann attended grade school in Amarillo, Texas from 1940 until 1946, then she attended Junior High in Canadian, Texas until 1949, and finally she graduated high school from Shattuck with the Class of 1952. She attended college at Oklahoma State University for a time in 1952.

Jo Ann married the love of her life Norman Kelln on July 26, 1952, and to this union was born two children, daughter Noretta and son Jay. Jo Ann and her family lived in Shattuck. Jo Ann wore many hats in her life, working as a telephone operator from 1952 until 1964. She then had an opportunity to be a dorm parent for Cal Farley’s Boy’s Ranch, which she did from 1964 until 1966. The career that Jo Ann was most remembered for was serving as a clinic nurse for Dr. Jack Dancer at the Newman Medical Center, which she did from 1967 until 1992.

Jo Ann was an adult leader in the Ellis County 4-H program, the Shattuck High School Band, and FFA events for both Jay and Noretta. Jo Ann was a member of the Red Hats Club, as well as a member of the Shattuck 50 + Alumni organization. Jo Ann was also a part of the Shattuck Senior Citizens.

Jo Ann enjoyed growing vegetable gardens and cooking big family meals for the extended family. She was known for sewing beautiful garments and very precious baby blankets. One of the many things she could do incredibly well was being able to make every holiday special for her family, especially Christmas.

Jo Ann accepted Christ as a teenager and was member of the St. Paul Congregational Church from 1952 until 2011. In 2011, she began attending the 1st Baptist Church at Tahoka, Texas. Jo Ann taught the nursery class at St. Paul from 1967 until 1995. She was a member and officer for the Martha Society missions of St. Paul. She taught Vacation Bible School from 1952 until 1995. She sang in the choir and helped in countless Christmas programs.

Jo Ann passed from this life on October 23, 2020 at Lubbock, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Norman Kelln; parents Hollis and Frances Hubbard; sister Gloria Shuffield; and sister Terry Hubbard.

Jo Ann is survived by her daughter Noretta Williams and husband David of Shattuck, Oklahoma; son Jay Kelln and wife Karen of Tahoka, Texas; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces; 3 nephews; and a host of loved ones and friends. 

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