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Jo A. Tauzel

Jo A. Tauzel, 79, of Kilgore died July 22, 2009, in her home with her family after a lengthy illness.

Born Feb. 21, 1930, in Wheeling, WV, she was the daughter of the late Zahary Romacko and Anna (Heleski) McBeth.

She had worked at The Scio Pottery and Evenite and Olin Plastics.  She retired in 1995 from the Carrollton Farmer's Exchange where customers knew her as "JT."  She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Kilgore.  She loved to garden and read.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Bill Tauzel, Sr. whom she married Dec. 5, 1969; children, Amy Tinney of Kilgore and Bill (Lorraine) Tauzel Jr. of Carrollton; six grandchildren, Angelia (John) Shaw and Melissa (Tim) Mugrage, both of Columbus, Katya (Matthew) Ridgway of Dellroy, Heather Barcus, Kyle Barcus and Oksana Tinney, all of Kilgore; and six great grandchildren, Matthew, Mark and Katie Shaw, Noah and Issah Mugrage and Adilyn Ridgway.

She was preceded in death by her children, Rebecca Downs, Gary Downs, Dan Downs, Jim Barcus and Kyle Barcus and granddaughter, Kelley Tauzel.

At her request, cremation has taken place.  There were no services.  Memorial donations may be made in Jo's name to The Sisters of Our Lady of Charity in Carrollton or St. Jude Children's Medical Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.


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