In Memory of

Josephine "Jo" Amanda Linn

August 26, 1927 - July 4, 2020
From: Winterset, IA | Originally: Spencer, Sutherland, Paullina areas, IA
Josephine "Jo" Amanda Linn

Josephine "Jo" Amanda Linn

Born: August 26, 1927
Died: July 4, 2020
Age: 92

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Becky Linn  

222 S. 7th Ave.  

Winterset, Iowa  50273

      On July 4th, 2020, Josephine (Jo) Amanda Linn, went to be with her Lord and witnessed the greatest display of all – the display of God’s splendor – a display much greater than any fireworks display here on earth.  Jo, the daughter of Joseph Jones and Amanda Allabaugh Jones was born in Avondale, PA, August 26th, 1927.  Her childhood years were spent in Plymouth, PA, graduating from West Nanticoke High School.

     Jo married Eugene Lamar Linn on February 14, 1959 in Burlington, IA and to this union 2 children were born:  Rebecca (Becky) Dee Linn and Thomas (Tom) Eugene Linn.  Jo worked as an RN for 52 years.  She always loved her profession, caring for the needs of others.  Jo’s husband went to be with His Lord on February 23, 1993.

     Jo loved Jesus Christ  and lived her life for Him.  She was a prayer warrior for others.  She was known for her sacrificial and selfless love.  She loved to read and study God’s Word.  She led many women’s Bible studies and enjoyed singing in church choirs.  Jo loved being a pastor’s wife for 32 years and had great memories of gardening with her husband, Gene. She also cherished anytime she could spend with her family and grandkids.

     Jo passed away and was welcomed into heaven while she was at Azria Health Center in Winterset, Iowa on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at the age of 92.  She was preceded in death by her parents (Joseph & Amanda), her dear husband (Eugene) in 1993, her son (Tom) in 2016 and her sister (Faith Gaveson).

     Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Becky, of Winterset, Iowa; her daughter-in-law, Amber, of Norwalk, CA; six grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Betty, of Charlotte, NC; nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

Beautiful Savior, King of creation

Son of God and Son of Man!

Truly I’d love Thee,

Truly I’d serve Thee,

Light of my soul, my Joy, my Crown

—Beautiful Savior, public domain


Psalm 139:16 tells us that Jo’s arrival in heaven was expected.  God was looking for her arrival, and it was precious in His eyes.  Imagine the Father’s joy when He welcomed His child home and saw her ecstasy in being face to face with His Son (see John 17:24).


When death comes for the follower of Christ, God opens His arms to welcome that person into His presence.  Even through our tears, we can see how precious that is in God’s eyes.


Lord, when sorrow grips our hearts as we think about the death of one close to us, remind us of the joy You are experiencing as our loved one enjoys the pleasures of heaven.  Please allow that to give us hope and comfort.


A sunset in one land is a sunrise in another.

Tribute Video
Private family funeral services (IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY PLEASE!)will be held at Warner Chapel in Spencer, Iowa at 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  The services will be livestreamed on the Warner Funeral Home Facebook page for friends and family to see at that time.
Pastor Jonathon Caldwell

Jeff Gavason
Micah Linn
Caleb Linn
Cailey Linn
Calissa Linn
Micayla Linn
Renee James
Troy James

There will be no public visitation
Special Music

By Becky Linn
Pee Dee Cemetery
Atalissa, Iowa
3:15 P.M., Wednesday, July 15, 2020


Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 3:11 PM
“Becky, you have my sympathy. Losing Mom is hard!”
- Betty Ehlers
Monday, July 20, 2020 at 8:03 AM
“I met your mom through Virginia Hollesen at church. Such an amazing lady and christian. She is in a beautiful place now free of the aches and pains of being old. My deepest condolences.”
- Sue Phelps
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:28 AM
“Becky, so sorry about your moms passing. She was such a wonderful lady n she was a special resident to me. She’d always wave at me on a daily basis n when she wanted coffee she would say Patty I need more coffee please. I grew to love you like a grandmother, I miss her everyday that I go to work. She was one of a kind. ”
- Patty Schuster
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:27 AM
“I knew Jo when she lived in Paullina. She was such an encouraging, loving, generous soul. She blessed anyone who was lucky enough to spend time with her! My love and sympathies are with you all! ❤️”
- Laura Baerg
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 8:27 AM
“Becky so sorry to hear of your mother's passing we were talking about her yesterday wondering how she was always loved her coming into the pharmacy in paullina. We missed her when she moved prayers and comfort for you and your family she was an amazing lady I will never forget her. ”
- Michele Gillispie
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 10:59 AM
“Becky and family: So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May the love and support of family and friends help you in your time of sorrow. ”
- Marilyn Johnson Stille Pierce & Pertzborn
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 10:18 AM
“Jo was a such a wonderful person. My parents Harold and Linnea Hamilton looked forward to her weekly visits back in the late 80's. So happy we got to know her. May your memories comfort you. Doris Hamilton Lang ”
- Doris Lang
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 7:27 AM
“I worked with Jo at the Spencer Hospital and later when she cared for people in their homes. She was such a lovely person and will be missed!”
- April Grooters
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 7:27 AM
“Becky; So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I have many fond memories of her and your family. ”
- Dave Reinders
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1:41 PM
“Becky and extended family,
What a beautiful testimony of your mom in the obituary..Loved working with your mom and she offered such forgiveness toward me. The fruits of her Lords spirit so evident in her life. Someday to sing with her in the heavenly throng..oh what a joy it will be!! ”
- Bonnie Gies
Friday, July 10, 2020 at 2:02 PM
“Thinking of you and praying for comfort in the days to come. Jo was indeed an angel here on earth, and I know Heaven will be much brighter now that she’s home. Prayers for all of you.

Tim and Edna Lawson”
- Edna Lawson
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 7:14 AM
“Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to Josephine’s family. My prayers are with you.”
- Robin Schmidt
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 7:14 AM
“Heaven has gained an angel. We were blessed to have her in our church in Greenville. Prayers to Tom and Becky.”
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