Jo Ann Thrasher Sowders, 94, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
She was born on September 7, 1926 in Bloomington to the late Brooks and Marjorie (Fowler) Thrasher.
Jo Ann was employed at Sarkes Tarzian, RCA, GE, Big Lots and Wal-Mart. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister who enjoyed crocheting and traveling.
Survivors include her children, Cheryl J. Barger and her husband Fred of Bloomington, Connie L. Sowders of Bloomington, David L. Sowders of Texas and Roger B. Sowders of Bloomington, grandchildren, Tony Barger and his wife Tess, Craig Barger, Jacob Sowders and his wife Dana, and Beth Mayer and her husband Joey, Lee Sowders and Amanda Sowders, sister, Janice Fidler, and sisters-in-laws, Bessie Thrasher, and Vivian Thrasher, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild.
Jo Ann was preceded in death by her infant son, Wilburn Sowders, and brothers, Robert Thrasher, and Paul Thrasher, daughter-in-law, Bonnie Sowders.
A graveside service will be 11:00am Friday, June 25, 2021 at Clover Hill Cemetery, with Pastor David Lee officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to IU Health Hospice.
The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard is handling arrangements.