Jo Cushing


September 8, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Vincie Jo Cushing, 83, Kincaid, died on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at Allen County Regional Hospital, Iola.
She was born Aug. 25, 1934, in Ottawa, the daughter of Cleo Wood and Naomi (Anderson) Wood. Jo graduated high school from Westphalia. She then earned her degree in cosmetology. While working as a hairdresser in Moran, she met Marion Lee Cushing. They married on Sept. 1, 1956, in Westphalia. Three children were born to this union. They made their home in Kincaid. While her children were young, Jo stayed at home with them. After her children were raised, she went back to school earning her degree as an R.N. She worked at the Garnett Long Term Care Facility for several years until retiring. Jo loved to bowl, she also enjoyed fishing and later in life the Game Show Network entertained her.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Peggy Lee Cushing; sister, Luella Ratliff; and one brother, Chester Wood.
Jo is survived by two daughters, Connie Edgerton and husband Allen, Kincaid, and Diana Storrer and husband Jeff, Iola; six grandchildren, Zachary Edgerton and wife Stephanie, Sarah Moore and husband Michael, Jacob Edgerton and wife Casi, Matthew Storrer, Jacob Storrer and Heather Boren and husband Dillon; seven great-grandchildren, Brenton, Kinley and Aidynn Edgerton, Dexter Moore, Braylee and Tyler Edgerton and Taylor Johnson; sister, Mary Cahoone and husband, Jim, Cottonwood Falls; brother, Chuck Wood and wife Jean, Westphalia; brother-in-law, Gail “Tub” Ratliff, Westphalia; sister-in-law, Ruth Wood, Bellevue, Neb., and Roger Cook and wife Marlene, Burlington.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Kincaid Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, 1883 U.S. 54, Iola. Contributions in her memory are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Organization and may be left with the funeral home. Condolences can be left at

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