PUXICO -- Jo Ann Cookson, 71, died Dec. 28, 2011, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Dec. 31, 1939, in Lavelle, daughter of the late William "Short" and Imogene Hartwell Braswell, she had lived in the Puxico and Wappapello area her entire life. She was a former member of the Paducah Club in Puxico. She worked as a presser for SEMO Imprints.
Survivors include: two sons and a daughter-in-law, Rob and Beverly Cookson of Dexter and Steve Cookson of Puxico; one sister, Lana New of Jackson; and two grandchildren, Aaron Cookson and Jared Cookson.
She was preceded in death by two brothers: Bob Braswell and Gary Braswell
Visitation is after 6 p.m. today at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, where services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Kenneth Lambert of Bloomfield will officiate.
Burial will be in the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com.