Jo (Josephine) Gardner, born July 31, 1921 in Oneida, New York, departed this world to be with her Heavenly Father on January 5, 2019. Jo was the matriarch of the Gardner family of 10 all located in the Greenville – Spartanburg area of South Carolina. She will always be remembered for her strong faith and her loving, generous spirit with all family and friends.
Jo and her beloved husband, George (deceased 2-21-02) moved to Ocala, Florida from Columbus, Ohio in 1984. They were privileged to be members of Joy Lutheran Church and lived in the On Top of The World retirement community. She was a charter member of the On Top of The World Ladies Golf Association and was very involved in many church and community groups. She was an associate member of the Ohio State University Alumni Association and enthusiastic Buckeye supporter. In 2012, Jo moved to Greenville, S.C. to be near her beloved family.
She is survived by her loving son and daughter in law, Jeff and Ruth; grandsons, Christopher (Stacie) and An-drew (Michelle); great grand-children, Luke, Julie and Elise. She is also survived by several nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.
A memorial service to celebrate Jo’s long and blessed life is planned for 10:30 am on January 12, 2019 at the Lamb of God Lutheran Fellowship in Simpsonville, S.C. The family has requested that any memorials be sent to Lamb of God Lutheran Fellowship, P.O. Box 1703, Simpsonville, S.C. 29681.