Jo Ann Featherston Stout
February 5, 1930 - November 17, 2015
Jo Ann Featherston Stout, 85, died peacefully in her home and went into the arms of her Savior Lord Jesus on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in Big Lake, Texas. Graveside service were at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in Glen Rest Cemetery with Pastor Byron Bitner officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Johnson’s Funeral Home.
Jo Ann Featherston Stout was born to Ben Featherston “Daddy Ben” and Frances Arnold Featherston “Nanny” on February 5, 1930 in Coleman, Texas. She grew up in Sonora and Big Lake. She graduated from Reagan County High School and Angelo State University. She taught in both the Irion and Reagan County school districts. Jo Ann came from a family of educators. Her dad, Ben, was Superintendent of Reagan County, and her mother, Frances, taught at RCISD for over 35 years. Jo Ann’s gift of teaching inspired many students to achieve their dream and to find out that learning was an enjoyment. These students adored Jo Ann and will never forget how she touched their lives.
Jo Ann not only loved her school, but also her community and church. She worked tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of so many people she came in contact with. Her active involvement included many organizations over the years such as: the First United Methodist Church, Big Lake Garden Club, Twentieth Century Club, and Eastern Star. Jo Ann was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law, and faithful friend. She was so blessed and grateful for her precious and loving prayer group who brought her joy and happiness through many trials in her life.
Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Seth Elwood Stout, III, her two sons Seth “Bob” Elwood Stout IV and Kenneth Ben Stout, and her brother Riley Featherston. Survivors include her daughter Kathye Ann Stout Webb; four grandchildren: Natalie Lauren Webb, Brant Martin Webb, Heather Rhea Stout Tisdale, and Whitney Jo Stout Hobgood; and numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pallbearers are Dennis Kruse, Ronny Dorsey, Jimmy Matthews, Brant Webb, Scott Jenkins, Tim Sellman, and Zac Iskra. Honorary pallbearers are her sister-in-law Evelyn Stout McKinney, and her nieces Lorri Mckinney Jenkins and Cheryl McKinney de Cordova.
The family would like to thank Cherrie Warriner and Hospice of San Angelo for the wonderful care they provided for Jo Ann. The family is so grateful for the many friends and family who have been with us during this time. A very special appreciation goes to Jo Ann’s sister-in-law and dear friend Evelyn McKinney. Donations may be made to Hospice of San Angelo or your favorite charity.
Family and friends may sign the online register book at johnsons-funeralhome.com.
“God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put His arms around you and whispered, “Come to me.” With tearful eyes we watched you as you slowly slipped away. And though we loved you dearly we couldn’t make you stay. Your golden heart stopped beating. Your tired hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.”