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Jo Ann Curry Mathews Palmer

Jo Ann Curry Mathews Palmer, age 60, of Rutherfordton, NC, died Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.

Jo Ann was born April 5, 1953 in Rutherford County, NC, to the late James Curry I and Dorothy Mathis Curry.  She graduated from High School in Gulfport, Mississippi and held an Associate’s Degree from Isothermal Community College.  Jo Ann worked many years as a Graphic Artist in the Textile Industry.  Besides her passion for art, she also enjoyed gardening and cooking for all of her family. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Palmer.

Survivors include her daughter, Emily Bowers and husband, Scott of Rutherfordton; two sisters, Trudy Nikolas and husband, Steve of Corinth, Texas and Janice Greene and husband, James of Rutherfordton; one brother, James Curry II and wife, Julia of Boiling Springs, SC. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Fiona, Gideon and Rio Bowers.

No formal services are planned.
Memorial donations are suggested to Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services, 1251 US Highway 221A, Forest City, NC  28043 to help defray funeral costs.


An online guest registry is available at www.harrelsonfuneralhome.com 

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