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Morton - Jo Schmidgall, 94, of Morton, passed away at 11:18 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born Aug. 19, 1921, in Lafayette, Ind., to Alfred Sr. and Maybelle (Dudleston) Jolly. She married Albert Schmidgall on Dec. 1, 1939, in Morton. He preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1997. She also was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Sue Schmidgall; five brothers and one sister.
Surviving are her children, Gary (Nancy) Schmidgall of Morton, Dale Schmidgall of Glasford, John (Vicki) Schmidgall of Morton and Joann Ratledge of Morton; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters; and one brother.
She owned and operated Jo's Hair Do in Morton and was co-owner with her husband of the Morton Roller Rink from 1953 to 1976.
Jo attended Crossroads Baptist Church in Peoria. She was a member of the Kennel Lake Sportsman's Club in Morton and the Society for Decorative Artists in Peoria.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2016, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m., with Pastor Justyn Smith officiating. Burial will be in Roberts Cemetery in Morton.
Memorials may be made to the Morton Fire Department or Crossroads Baptist Church.