WHEATLAND, Pennsylvania – Jo Ann Burns of Wheatland, passed away on Saturday morning, March 24, 2018, in the Sharon Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family, following a brief illness. She was 78 years old.

She was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 10, 1939, to the late Irving and Alma Walters.

Jo Ann had worked as a quality control inspector for Tyson Foods in North Carolina before her retirement.

She enjoyed watching afternoon television soap operas; as well as; enjoyed knitting and crocheting many beautiful afghan blankets. She was a devoted wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma to her loving family.

Her memories will live on through with her daughters, Jackie Sauer and her husband, Ben of West Middlesex and Mindy Burns of Southington, Ohio; her son, Charles Burns of Cortland, Ohio; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Jo Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Burns; her daughters, Tammy Milles and Terry Byrne; two brothers and a sister.

Private arrangements are being handled by the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 555 East State Street, Sharon, PA 16146.

A private burial will take place with her husband in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Friends and family may send condolences at www.sampleodonnellfh.com.