Cover photo for Jo Ann Spradlin's Obituary

Jo Ann Spradlin

July 26, 1933 — July 16, 2020

Coffeyville, Kansas

Jo Ann Spradlin

Jo Ann Spradlin, just shy of her 87th birthday was greeted by her Lord and Savior at the Mansion He built for her on July 16, 2020 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Jo Ann was born on July 26, 1933 to Jay and Eleanor (Townsend) Bentley in rural Coffeyville in Old Park District, in the home she grew up in.  Jo Ann attended Old Parker Grade School and high school at Field Kindley graduating in 1951; after graduation she attended Coffeyville Community Jr. College.  On December 31, 1951 she married the love of her life, James O. Spradlin.  Jo Ann and James made their home in Caney and Coffeyville. Jo Ann and James loved to do just about anything together, they made the perfect team.  James preceded her in death on November 25, 2009.  They enjoyed opening their home up to family and friends to share in a meal and to gather for Holidays.   James and Jo Ann were long time members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Jo Ann worked for Electra in Independence, Dolly Madison in Coffeyville prior to her employment with SEK Senior Services as the Executive Director for 20 years, retiring from that position in 1999.

Jo Ann enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.  Jo Ann had a warm smile and an infectious laugh. After James’ passing, she was a volunteer at CRMC Auxiliary and could be found serving in the Gift Shop.

Jo Ann is survived by her children, Danny Spradlin and his wife Debbie of Mountainburg, AR, Donna and her husband Chuck Manley of Coffeyville, KS; six grandsons, seventeen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; sister, Barbara Groh of Wichita, KS; nieces, nephews and friends.  In addition to her parents Jo Ann is now at rest with her husband and one great granddaughter.

Due to Covid19 restrictions the family has decided to hold a private Memorial Service.  Jo Ann will be inurned at Fairview Cemetery next to her husband and parents.  A Book Signing will be held at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 10 am to 5 pm at the chapel.   The family has requested memorial contributions be made payable to CRMC Auxiliary in Jo Ann’s memory and may be left in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas.  To leave an online message of condolence for the family visit

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