Josephine “Jo” Stewart, 82, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, January 13, 2014, at CAMC General Hospital in Charleston, WV.
She was born on March 11, 1931, and raised in Morgantown, WV, where she was the drum major in 1950 for the Morgantown High Marching Mohigans.
Jo was a member of First United Methodist Church in Ravenswood where she enjoyed volunteering with her church family. She was a domestic goddess in every sense of the word. She loved to cook, spend time with her family and friends, and watch WVU men’s basketball, but the one thing she loved the most, and was so proud of, were her beautiful grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl G. Stewart; son-in-law, Jennings L. “Jinky” Davis; brother-in-law, Herb Henry; parents, Homer D. and Mabel E. Livengood; brother Carleton Livengood, and his wife, Marcalee.
Jo is survived by her sister, Betty Henry, Ravenswood, WV; one son, Carson “Buddy” Chenoweth, and his wife Jamie, Millwood, WV; two daughters, Karen Davis, Ravenswood, and Kelly Teets and husband Mark, Albright, WV; stepdaughter, Nancy Stewart, South Charleston, WV; five grandchildren, Markie Parsons, Haley Chenoweth, Mattie Parsons, Corey Chenoweth, and Colby Teets; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at First United Methodist Church on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 1:00 pm, with Reverend Shauna Hyde officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery.
Friends may visit the family at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, on Wednesday, January 15, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, and one hour prior to service at the church.