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Elma "Jo" McNees

July 23, 1941 — September 3, 2023

Battle Creek

Elma “Jo” McNees, 82, of Battle Creek, died Sunday, September 3, 2023.  Jo was born July 23, 1941 in Battle Creek to Loren and Mary (Wood) Hutchins.  She worked as a supply clerk and cataloger at the Federal Center for 28 years, retiring in 2000.  

Jo enjoyed dancing, gardening and reading.  She volunteered at Oaklawn Hospital for many years. 

Jo is survived by her two children, Allyn (Stacy) Reeve and Julie Kaser; four step children, three grandchildren; many step grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Willard “Mac” McNees, a sister, Diane Kruckenberg and a brother, David Hutchins. 

A service to celebrate Jo’s life will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 9, 2023 in the Chapel at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens.  Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care.  Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.  

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Graveside Service

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens-Chapel

1490 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49014

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