Josephine D. Steffen


(Nov. 5, 2006)

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 at Thompson Funeral Home for Josephine D. (Jo) Steffen, 89, who died Sunday, Nov. 5 in Powell.

She was born Oct. 18, 1917, in Lima, Ohio, to Glenn and Josephine Robinson. She graduated from high school and attended college, then married Charles R. Ashton June 9, 1938, in Akron, Ohio. She was widowed in 1951 and married George F. Dacon in Omaha, Nebr., Sept. 19, 1951. She married William Steffen Oct. 24, 1993, in Salem, Ore., and she was widowed in 2002.

A professional secretary, she lived in a number of states, including Ohio, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Florida, California and Wyoming.

She was a member of the First Church Christ, Scientist of Boston, Mass., and the Christian Science Society of Cody.

Jo loved to dance, travel (especially cruising), read novels and watch college football. Her family knew her as a generous and loving wife and mother, who will be missed. She loved her family, church and friends, and her family takes comfort in the thought of her now dancing with the stars.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sherrill J. and Clifford Cook, Jr. of Powell; a sister, Donna Fletcher of Ft. Worth, Texas; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Charles R. Ashton, George F. Dacon and Bill Steffen; son Charles Rodger Ashton; sister Virginia Gentry; half-sister Mary Davis; and half-brother Glenn Robinson.

Randi Slaughter of Alcyone Chapter #27 of the Order of Eastern Star will officiate at services. A reception will follow at noon at the Masonic Hall.

For those who wish, memorials to Christian Science Society of Cody, 901 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414 or Powell Animal Shelter would be appreciated by the family.