Jo Shell

Jo Marie Shell (Walters)

Thursday, August 28th, 1919 - Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
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Jo Marie Shell, 101 years old, Atchison, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at the Atchison Senior Village.

Memorial services will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at the First Christian Church, Atchison, with Rev. Brad Greene, officiating. Family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until time of service at the church. Burial of the cremated remains will follow at the Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery, Atchison. Memorial contributions are suggested to Atchison Senior Village or the Atchison First Christian Church and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who is entrusted with the arrangements. Words of comfort and remembrance may be left online at

Jo Marie Walters was born on August 28, 1919 in Conway Springs, KS, the daughter of Max J. and Hazel Lena (Fowler) Walters. Jo attended schools in Conway Springs. She was a homemaker and sold Avon products for over 40 years in the Atchison area. She enjoyed bowling, fishing and dancing. Jo loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Jo was a special lady to all who knew her.

Jo and Chester L. Shell were married in Atchison on January 9, 1937. Chet preceded Jo in death on their wedding anniversary, after 42 years of marriage, on January 9, 1979. Jo was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Karen Sue Beightel; nephew, Jack Padgett; brother, Rex Walters and sister, Maxine Padgett.

Survivors include a son, Bill M. (Rhonda) Shell, Atchison; six granddaughters, Terri & Ward Keitel, Dina & David Rankin, Gail & Kelly Wood, Joni & Chris Woltje, Jill & Kenny Callaway, Amy & Randy Funk; fourteen great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren and a half-sister, Mary Russell.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
    First Christian Church
    301 N 7th
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 10:30am
    First Christian Church
    301 N 7th
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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  • Interment

    Sunset Memory Gardens-Atchison
    Corp. Office: 800 Kansas Ave
    10254 K Hwy 7
    ATCHISON, KS 66002
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Shelly Wallace

Posted at 02:06pm
I was honored to be able to take care of Joe when I worked at SeniorVillage. Joe was such a sweet and caring lady. I will miss her smile and our little talks we had. Joe you will always hold a special place in my heart. Love and miss you my sweet friend. RIP my sweet lady.

Maggie Lee

Posted at 09:31pm
I met Jo at Santa Fe Place. Jo always had a smile and a kind word to all. Jo was my Bingo buddy. Miss you Jo. Be happy in Heaven!!

Mary S Russell

Posted at 12:08pm
Such a loving person. We did not see each much but we kept in touch and I so loved her. She will be really missed but she did live a long and happy life.

Lindsay Layton

Posted at 06:00pm
It was a pleasure caring for Mrs JoJo. I will miss her. Praying for your family.

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