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Jo Ann (Spencer) Kleist, 75 of Clinton, IL passed away 3:45 AM May 13, 2018 at Primrose Retirement Community, Decatur, IL.
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Lincoln, IL with Fr. John Pham celebrant. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements.
 
Memorials may be directed to Holy Family Catholic Church, Lincoln, IL.
 
Jo Ann was born July 21, 1942 in McLean County, IL the daughter of Boyd and Glenna (Burnsmeir) Spencer. She married Dr. George J. Kleist on August 3, 1963 in Bloomington, IL. He passed away August 27, 2016.
 
Survivors include her children: Jeffrey (Carol) Kleist, Clinton, IL, Kenneth (Michelle) Kleist, Madisonville, KY, Karen (Timothy) Shuman, Culver, IN, James (Robin) Kleist, Decatur, IL, Steven Kleist, Bloomington, IL, Daniel (Allison) Kleist, Gibson City, IL; 19 grandchildren, 3 great grandchild; siblings: Jeanie (Jack) Kilcrece, Peru, IN, Marjorie (Keith) Sheppelman, Denver, CO, Boyd “Buddy” Spencer, Heyworth, IL, John (Rita) Spencer, Wapella, IL, Paul (Teri) Spencer, Heyworth, IL, Pete (Denise) Spencer, Towanda, IL, Eddie (Yon) Spencer, Granite City, IL and Ellen Spencer, Naples, FL. 
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother: Dan.
 
Jo Ann was a registered nurse at Adolf Meyer in Decatur and McFarland in Springfield. She enjoyed reading, gardening, auctions and was an NRA fan.

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