Jo Ann (Robbins) Reid passed away quietly and peacefully on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, WA. She was a fighter to the end, as she had already won two bouts of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at age 75 and again at age 79.
After moving to Poulsbo in 2011, Jo (as she was affectionately called) voluntarily assumed treasurer duties for her homeowner association and was dedicated to it for the past seven years, as she had been a bookkeeper for many years before retirement. She was also devoted to her two Knit-Wit groups in Poulsbo, as well as to her service as a volunteer tax assistant for AARP. In addition, Jo also continuously reached out to help others, as she was always knitting hats for newborns and hats/scarves for the homeless in Kitsap County.
Prior to returning to Washington to be close to her son, Jo was devoted to her Chatting Needles Knitting Group in her previous hometown of Mountain Home, AR, where she was also a volunteer tax assistant.
Jo was also known for her hugs, as people would always say thank you after a good hug from her. If she could, she would give you the shirt off her back if you needed one. She never stopped trying to help others in one way or another.
Jo leaves behind her brother, Kenneth Jones, of Mountain Home AR; her son, Craig (Laurie) Wilkey of Poulsbo, WA; her daughters, Cathi Wilkey of Orlando, FL, and Elizabeth (Tim) Morse of Erie, CO; her 10 grandchildren; Kimberly (Victor) Corradi, Craig (Faustine) Wilkey Jr, Amber Morse, Aaron Langevin, Candice (Brian) Wike, Brian (Heather) Irvin, Kelly (Ryan) Burnette, John Morse, Phillip Morse, and Ryan Morse; and her 13 great-grandchildren, Noah Corradi, Hason Langevin, Avery Corradi, Avé Langevin, Conan Wike, Aletha Wilkey, Savannah Burnette, Emma Corradi, Lyndsey Burnette, Alexandria Irvin, Ellowynn Wilkey, Bailey Irvin, and Bettie Wike. She also leaves many who will remember her for her hugs, her willingness to help, and her passion for knitting or crocheting.
A celebration of life will be held at the North Kitsap Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2pm. The church address is 20516 Little Valley RD NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370. Memorial donations may be made to your local Salvation Army.
As her last wish, Jo’s ashes will be spread across Puget Sound from a Washington State Ferry sometime during the summer. It will be a private family ceremony.