A celebration of life for Jo Ellen McGinness, 50, will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church in Fallon.
Ms. McGinness a lifelong resident of Fallon died Dec. 21, 2001 at Silver Rose Manor after a long illness. She was born April 17, 1951, in Fallon to Joe and Helen Reeves McGinness.
Ms. McGinness taught first grade at Northside Elementary School for 17 years.
She is a 1969 graduate of Churchill County High School and a 1973 graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno where she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education.
She was a member of the United Methodist Women's Group, Kiwanis and a past member of the Churchill County Sheriff's Reserve.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by her mother; brother and sister-in-law Mike and Dee, of Fallon; nephews Ryan McGinness, of Washington, D.C., Brett McGinness of Reno; niece Shannon McGinness of Reno; one aunt and uncle and numerous cousins.
Burial will be at the Churchill County Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to CAPS, 2390 South Crook Road, Fallon, NV 89406.
The Gardens Funeral Home in Fallon is in charge of arrangements.