Yolanda Jo Ellison, age 47 of Wapakoneta, passed at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Cridersville. She was born August 13, 1975 in Lima, Ohio to Charles Henry Ellison, who passed in 2005 and Nancy Lynn Breitigan Park. Her mother and stepfather, Dennis Park survive in Cridersville.
Jo was a massage therapist at Momma Jo’s Massage and Blends and a supervisor at the Pizza Station. She had held the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary with the Cancer Association of Auglaize County since 2016. She enjoyed reading and her favorite author was JR Ward, followed by Janet Evanich, Harlin Coben, and Karin Slaughter. She was an animal lover, enjoyed watching Marvel and Harry Potter movies and loved going to concerts which included Guns and Roses, Garth Brooks, Pink, and Kid Rock. Jo was an animal lover and will be remembered for her compassion and love of life.
Survivors also include 3 children – Infinity Ree’ Maddox (Tyler) Smith of Cridersville; Ashton Edward Miller of Lima; Aidan Joseph Ellison of Cridersville; 2 grandchildren – Tyler ‘Josephi’ and Samuel ‘Henry’; a brother – Charles D. ‘Chad’ (Melissa) Ellison of Lafayette; 2 sisters – Evelynn Ellison of Huron, SD; and Denise (Ron Springer) Schoolcraft of Cridersville; multiple nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; a close friend – Brian Neely; also her special four legged babies – King, Snickers, Kitty, Binx, and Salem.
Funeral services will begin 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2023 and from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Cancer Association of Auglaize County.
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