Jo Etta Coleman

Jo Etta Coleman, 72, of Kansas City, Missouri, was called home to be with the Lord February 12, 2013 at her residence under the care of her family and NorthCare Hospice.

Jo was a child of God and was born August 4, 1940 in Avon, Illinois, daughter of Clement and Marjorie Bivens McElhiney. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Terry and an infant sister. Jo is survived by her husband, Dorris, daughters Colleen (Hill) Moore, Lenexa, Kansas and Diane (Will) Davis, Jacksonville, Florida, sons Michael (Patricia) of Galesburg, Illinois and Robert (Penny) of Denver, Colorado, brothers Mike, Pensacola, Florida, Pat (Bonnie), Hopewell Estates, Illinois, Tim (Trish), Washington, Illinois, and Dennis, Kerry (Michelle), Kelly and Darryn, all of Avon, Illinois. She is also survived by two sisters, Shannon (Dan), Avon, IL and Kate (Sean) of Portland, Oregon and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Lenexa Conference Center, 11184 Lackman Road, Lenexa, KS 66215 with food and fellowship until 12:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the family.

The family extends their gratitude to the NorthCare Hospice and ALS Foundation and greatly appreciate the prayers and support of family and friends.



  1. Floreane Anthony on February 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    May you find comfort of specials memories in times like these. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Rena Coleman on February 14, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much she loved her family and how all of you loved her. She was such a kind person. I am glad that I got to know her. I regret that I can’t not be there to share in her Homegoing Celebration. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Janice Quinn on February 14, 2013 at 11:07 am

    To Uncle Dorris and family.I’m so sorry to hear of your loss.Jo was the sweetest person and know that she’ll be greatly missed by all.Sending my love to all of you.Love Janice

  4. Phyllis Shannon Graham on February 14, 2013 at 7:10 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of loss. Ms. Joetta was and still is a beautiful woman.

  5. Tim mcelhineymrr on February 14, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Love you sister and miss you. I know you are with mom and terry and Christine. Don’t be saying bad things about me before I get there

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