Zetta Jo Brake
March 5, 1931 - August 3, 2020
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Zetta Jo Brake – August 3, 2020 Zetta “Jo” (née Welton) Brake passed away peacefully on August 3, 2020, after a long illness. Born and raised on a farm in rural Douglas County, Missouri, Jo for many years lived in Springfield where she and her husband Bill raised their family. She loved young children and…

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PATRICIA MORGAN left a message on August 6, 2020:
I will miss my good friend Jo. She was a treasure. May she rest in peace.
Jeanene left a message on August 6, 2020:
Hello, all. We have struggled with Facebook technology so have changed to Zoom for the live stream of Mom’s funeral: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4395016611?pwd=eGlJVXVNNUNhN3hXT1RScmNia3VmQT09 Meeting ID: 439 501 6611 Passcode: J7bcDh
Gene & Joetta Royce left a message on August 5, 2020:
Jo was one of the sweetest ladies we have ever known. She was so sweet and kind to us and always welcomed us to her home. She will be missed so much, but wiil forever be in our hearts and minds. We love you Jo.I Gene & Joetta
Les Donoho left a message on August 5, 2020:
I grew up in Springfield Missouri and around junior high school I had the luck to become friends with Jo’s son Jim. We both went to the same church back then and there were sleepovers and fun times. I was too dumb back then to see how well I was treated at Jo’s house. If I was anywhere around she set a place at her family’s dinner table for me. She catered to me in so many little ways. She treated me like I was part of her family. It wasn’t until I was more mature (and that didn’t come for years!) that I could see how she loved me. I had to mature, even a bit more, to figure out that I wasn’t that special, because as it turned out, she extended her love and care to most anyone who came to her home. Jo was not the loud type, she didn’t demand any attention, she didn’t want to be the leader, and she was not trying to get into anyone’s club. She was there to be of service to those that might need her. She was there to lend an ear to those that needed it. She could be a gentle sounding board and tell you what she thought would help you. Jo was a faithful Christian. She was not out to convert the world, but rather to live by example. She was one of the few people I knew who actually lived daily what they claimed to believe. I know that she spent her life praying for her family and friends. Her Lord must be pleased with this good and faithful servant. The fondest memories of my childhood was being invited for the fourth of July at the Brake Family farm property east of town. What a glorious time of playing in the creek, shooting bottle rockets out in the field, tons of food, and a small fortune of fireworks at night. Jo would catch up with me and ask, “Now Les… did you get enough to eat? Did you have some deviled eggs? Are you having fun?” In later years when Kim and I would be passing through town, we would pick up Jo and go out for “Cashew Chicken” and she would tell us all about what was going on with her. Such pleasant times going to lunch with her or just hanging out in her family room sharing some time together. Jo was a sweet, sweet, soul who I will never forget.
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