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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.
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