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Jo Anne Finnell (Travnicek)

March 21, 1945 - August 7, 2015

Memorial contributions can be made in Jo Anne’s name to Sweet Home Funeral Chapel to help with final expenses.

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Jo Anne Finnell, 70, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Friday. She was born in Sweet Home to Raymond and Loda Marie (Davidson) Travnicek.

She lived in Sweet Home during her youth, and then moved to Long Beach, California. She returned to Sweet Home in 1979.

Jo Anne worked in adult foster care in California. She tended bar in Sweet Home for over 20 years. She was a baker for Shari’s Restaurant in Lebanon for over 10 years, and was a caregiver for the elderly for over ten years.

She loved her animals, riding Harley’s, and shooting guns. She enjoyed parties with friends. Joanne was obsessed with Elvis Presley.

Jo Anne is survived by: son Frank Edwards; daughter Gidget Edwards; stepson Frank Finnell; stepdaughters: Teresa and her husband, Jim Lucas, Debbie and her husband, Kevin Keeney, and LeAnne Fields; grandchildren Jordan Edwards, Jazmine Morris-Edwards, Olivia Bowden; step-grandchildren Franky and Lenny Finnell, Charity, Charles, Christopher Deffenbaugh, and Christian Kenney; and sister Raetta Winningham.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Finnell, in 2010 and sister, Jackie Jennings, in 2008.

Memorial contributions can be made in Jo Anne’s name to Sweet Home Funeral Chapel to help with final expenses.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.