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Jo Louise "Jeff" Jefferies
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Obituary for Jo Louise "Jeff" Jefferies

Jo Louise “Jeff” Jefferies

Jo Louise “Jeff” Jefferies, 91, Smithville, Missouri, formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Smithville Living Center, Smithville, Missouri.
She was born April 8, 1926 to William and Paralee (Trammell) Leucht in St. Joseph, Missouri.
She married the love of her life, Norman Jefferies, and they celebrated their anniversary every Labor Day. He preceded her in death on August 18, 2006.
She graduated from St. Joseph’s Sister’s Hospital with an RN degree. She then spent most of her career working at St. Joseph’s Sister’s Hospital in labor and delivery. She later worked for and retired from Dr. Edmund Kline’s OBGYN office.
Mrs. Jefferies was a faithful member of Huffman United Methodist Church.
Jo enjoyed crafts, collecting and repairing dolls, crocheting, sewing, gardening and going fishing. She absolutely loved babies, especially taking care of her grandbabies. She was known by many as the baby whisperer.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Billy Leucht; sister, Kathlyn Angsten; and son, Timothy Jefferies.
Survivors include her daughters, Andrea Randolph (Kendall), Deborah Dameron (Ron) and Cynthia Terrill (Mike); fourteen grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and brother, Tom Leucht.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Huffman United Methodist Church.

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506





10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

Cemetery Details


Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506

Memorial Contribution

Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church


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