August 06, 1938 - November 19, 2020
Jo Ann Bordeleau passed away on Nov. 19, 2020 at the Monroe Manor Cottage in Paris, MO.
Funeral services will be held at Agnew Funeral Home on Tues., Nov. 24th at 12 noon. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of service.
Jo Ann Wood was born on Aug. 6, 1938 in Monroe County to Edward Franklin Wood and Elsie Robbins Wood. Jo Ann grew up near Strother, MO and attended Paris High School. She graduated in 1955. She worked as a bookkeeper for MFA and MFA Mining in Minnesota, California, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Oregon. In 1966 the family of seven, moved to Ferguson MO and she began working for the City of Ferguson. While working and raising a family, Jo attended the University of Missouri St. Louis and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She was the Director of Finance for the City of Ferguson for the City when she retired in 2004. During her career and after she always kept involved in the community as a member or organizer of a committee for the betterment of her town. Jo Ann loved Christmas. Her home was always decorated beautifully and the Christmas cookies and food were the absolute best. At her own retirement party, she spoke about how she wanted to be remembered in her life, to be more than achievement and it was; Jo Ann was an avid reader, gardener, decorator, traveler, cook, entertainer, and extraordinary care giver - a classy woman that touched everyone she met and will be missed by all.
Jo married Dorsey Hill in 1955 in Paris, MO and had one son Ed (Jackie) Hill-Bordeleau of Paris. She married Gerald Bordeleau in 1962 in Erskine MN and had a son, Terry Bordeleau of St. Louis. She was also blessed with three children from Gerald’s previous marriage, Allen (Ava) Bordeleau of AZ, Russell Bordeleau and Joanne (Jordie) Prats of St. Louis, MO. Jo Ann has nine grandchildren; Eric Bordeleau, Brandy Bordeleau, Renae Bordeleau, Cody Bordeleau, Russ Bordeleau Jr., Emma Prats, Christopher Coombs, Andre’ Bordeleau, and Jerry Bordeleau. She has two great grandchildren, Austin Wilkerson and Leo Bounds. Her close family also included nieces and nephews, Deb Haag, Stephen Hill, Darrell Wood and Mark Wood. She was preceded in death by a son Russell Bordeleau, her parents Edward and Elsie Wood, her sister and brother-in-law Jean and Jim Hill, and her brother Lyndell Wood.
Memorials can be made to the Paris Presbyterian Church or the Paris Vet Clinic for the spay and neuter program.
Individuals are encouraged to be mindful of themselves and others by social distancing and/or wearing a mask, but this is up to each individual. The family also wants to give peace of mind to those who want to show their sympathy but are concerned for their safety and others that not attending is perfectly acceptable. A note or phone call is understandably appropriate.