Jo Nell Husted

jo nell husted
JO NELL HUSTED (PARKER-STARNS) Jo Nell Husted went to her final reward on February 29, 2016, passing away at the age of 85 after a long illness. She was a longtime resident of Madisonville, Texas as well as St. Louis, Missouri, returning to her home state of Texas to spend her final years in New Braunfels. Jo Nell is survived by daughter Jo Linda Allen and her husband Thomas Grayson Allen of New Braunfels; son Paul Husted and his wife Beth Husted of St. Louis; sister Mary Ann Morgan of Vinton, LA; granddaughter Codey Messick and her husband Ethan Messick of New Braunfels, along with great-grandsons Luke and Levi Messick; niece Deborah Ann Morgan of Houston, TX, and great-nephew Kris Bailey also of Houston. Jo Nell was preceded in death by her parents, her son Graydon Carrol Starns, and her grandson Joshua Grayson Allen. Born November 16, 1930 in Madison County, Texas to Thomas Riley Parker and Bessie Mae Taft Floyd, Jo Nell was raised as a Southern Baptist and went on to be a faithful practicing Christian throughout her life. Throughout her adult years she was proudly employed as a bookkeeper in the retail industry and had a longtime love of thrift-shopping and skillfully refinishing furniture. She was a beloved and hardworking mother who faced her illness bravely and will be much missed. Services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Gruene United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer's Association at:

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  1. I was saddened to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts every step of the way. Hold on to your memories, and let them guide you during this time of sadness. Love to All.

  2. Jo Nell was the sweetest woman, I have ever known and loved. I will never forget her! Linda, Tom and family, I send you my love, sympathy and prayers. S. Jeanne Hope

  3. Many blessings to the Allen family. May you find peace and comfort knowing your mom is with our Lord and is of perfect mind and body.

  4. We are sadden for the loss of a great matriarch in our family. I know that your hearts will take time to heal from the absence of a parent that has offered you years of guidance and comfort. Know that she is with the FATHER and that she is being well cared for in HIS arms. Mary Ann, Kristopher and I have your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. May HE offer you all comfort at his time as well. All of our love.

  5. As a younger cousin, I remember some of her antics while at Uncle Boo’s farm. Fond memories. My condolences to her family.

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