Obituaries » Jo Ann Ahrens
February 26, 1929 - October 28, 2017
Service Date: November 13, 2017
Cemetery US National Cemetery #1
12:30 p.m., Monday, November 13, 2017, at the Fort Scott National Cemetery
Jo Ann Ahrens, 88, formerly of Fort Scott, more recently of Augusta, Kansas passed away Saturday evening, October 28, 2017 at the Lakepoint Nursing Center in Augusta, Kansas. She was born February 26, 1929, in Joplin, Missouri, the daughter of Fred C. and Pearle I. (Bain) Thompson. She married Walter A. Ahrens April 24, 1952, in Fort Scott, Kansas, and he preceded her in death September 24, 2003. After the death of her husband, JoAnn moved from Fort Scott to Augusta to be near her daughter.
Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl Elaine Harris (Van), of Augusta, Kansas; grandsons, Ryan (Erica) Harris of Hutchinson and John (Brooke) Harris of Gardner, Kansas; great grandchildren Reid Alan and Rory Mae Harris of Hutchinson; and son Bruce Michael (Cindy) Ahrens, grandsons Matthew (Pam) Ahrens; Christopher Ahrens, and great grandchildren Matthew Michael Jr., Ava Sigourney, Sophie Leelana, and Eliana Michelle Ahrens, all of Pennsylvania. Also surviving is brother-in-law Douglas (Carolyn) Ahrens of Lenexa, Kansas and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Jo Ann was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters-in-law, William (Mary) Thompson,
Kenneth (Rita) Thompson, and Gerald (Arlene) Thompson.
Following cremation, graveside services will take place at 12:30 p.m., Monday, November 13, 2017, at the US National Cemetery No. 1, in Fort Scott, Kansas under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.