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Memorial Services for Jo Nell Pastor, 83, of Painesville, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1000 Mentor Ave., Painesville.

Jo Nell was born to the late John and Willie Mae Cates on April 16, 1933 in Madisonville, KY. She died on March 7, 2017 at her residence, where she had lived since 1960.

Mrs. Pastor was a 3M employee for 19 years. She enjoyed quilt shows and was an avid counted cross stitcher.

Mrs. Pastor is survived by her daughters, Kimberly K. Crooms of Painesville and Jennie (Scott) Hess of Euclid; sons, Gerald (Lynn) Pastor of Concord Twp., Bruce (Sandy) Pastor of Geneva and Timothy (Mitzi) Pastor of Warren, OH; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Bobby (Joyce) Cates of West Palm Beach, FL.

She was preceded in death by her husband William A. and her brother Billy Cates.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland 44110-2602 or donate online at

Arrangements are entrusted to Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor.

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