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October 29, 2016
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Jo Ann Mann, 88, of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. Born in Indianapolis, IN, she was the daughter of the late Lois E. (Provost) Christena and Francis W. Christena and sister of late Robert F. Christena and his wife Gloria (Novak) Christena. She was the wife of the late Roy W. Mann.
Jo Ann attended Butler University, where she was a Home Economics major and President of Alpha Chi Sorority from 1948-1949. She was a house mother for The Forman School in Litchfield, CT. She was a teachers aid for Stockton Elementary School, Stockton, IL During the 1990’s, Jo Ann was on the board for fundraising for the Alpha Chi House renovation. She was a USO volunteer in Miami Beach, a member of DAR in Bloomington, IN and enjoyed cooking, sewing, needlework, reading, English & American History.
She is survived by her children, Christena Scarpato and her husband Joseph of Hopkinton, MA, Stephen R. Mann and his wife Gayle of Ft. Wayne, IN; three grandchildren, Robert & John Scarpato and Cassandra (Mann) Bisig and her husband Ian Bisig. She also leaves behind her niece, Arden (Christena) Carlson and her nephew, Craig Christena. Family services will be private. Please visit www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com to leave a message of condolence. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fischer House Foundation 111 Rockville Pike #420 Rockville, MD 20850, Ovarian Cancer or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 cancer.org