Joan Black, known by many as “Jo,” passed away at 1:52 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2020, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. A Warsaw resident, she was 65 years old at the time of her unexpected passing.
Jo was the daughter of Joan “Jo Jo” Depalma. She was born in New York on April 14, 1955, and attended school in the Kokomo area.
Jo held various jobs but was most proud of her time as a ranch hand; she was a lover of the outdoors and found beauty in the trees, birds and scenery. This was fitting as she was also incredibly creative and artistic. She was a painter of flowers, butterflies, and hummingbirds, among other of God’s creations.
Jo was kind, giving and was known for her straight-forward approach to life. There were no grey areas with Jo who “told it like it was” and always let you know how she felt. Those who survive include her daughter, Charity (Thomas) Gordon; son, Johnathon Black; grandchildren: John Black, Jeffery Gordon and LeiAnna White and great-grandchildren: Avalyn and Melody. She is also survived by a brother, John (Kim) Speight and was preceded in passing by her mother, and an infant son, David Wiles.
Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw is assisting the family for whom services will be held privately. A memorial gathering for friends and extended family is in the early planning stages. To leave condolences, please visit the Titus Funeral Home website at www.TitusFuneralHome.com