The Orange Leader
Jo Lynn Burns Peveto Withrow, 68, of Orange, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Randy Branch of Wesley United Methodist Church in Orange. Serving as pallbearers will be John Withrow, Graig Withrow, Frank Quilici, Stephen Padgett, Rex Peveto, and Eric Peveto.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 5, 1945, Jo Lynn was the daughter of A.F. Burns Jr. and Marjorie (Green) Burns. She worked as a nurse at St. Elizabeth, and volunteered her time at the soup kitchen of First Presbyterian in Orange. Jo Lynn was a lady of faith, and enjoyed serving with the Garth House and the Women of Wesley. She battled cancer for over twenty years with great strength, and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and first husband, Simon Peveto. Jo Lynn is survived by her husband, James “Buddy” Withrow of Orange; daughter, Janie Johnson and husband Robert of Orange; son, Brent Peveto and wife Tracy of Orange; step sons, John Withrow and wife Jessica, of The Woodlands, and Graig Withrow and wife Lisette of Friendswood. Jo Lynn is also survived by her grandchildren, Bret Peveto, Kenna Peveto, and Jacob Johnson; step grandchildren, Liam Withrow, Bella Withrow, Campbell Withrow, Carly Withrow, and Addie Withrow; and sister, Janie Melton and husband Tommy of Orange.