Jo C. Maas, Howland, Ohio Obituary

HOWLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Jo C. Maas, 85, of Howland, Ohio, died on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.

She was born on September 17, 1936 in Waynesville, Missouri, to the late Loren H. and Beatrice I. (McDonald) Brotherton.

She married Richard Maas on August 27, 1963.

Jo has an accounting degree and has sold real estate in Warren.

She enjoyed traveling to the southwest, working as a scout, volunteering as a cook at a church camp, and singing alto. She survived a major stroke for 32 years and remained the wise and intelligent matriarch of the Maas family. Before she could communicate well after her stroke, she could sing her favorite hymns. With her gentle guidance, she was a mother to many and encouraged people to follow their talents and dreams. After her husband’s retirement, they were Snowbirds, touring the United States in a 32-foot RV, from California to the Keys and most recently Sebring, Florida.

She is survived by her husband and devoted carer Richard E. Maas of Howland; Son, Randal G. Maas of Hubbard; Daughters, Robyn E. Maas from Poland and Rhonda Hite from Howland; Daughter-in-law, Michelle Gentile of Howland; a sister, Charlene Shields of Arizona; Grandchildren, Renee, Robert, Rachel, Raina, Riley, Aiden and Ava and great-granddaughter Raelyn.

Her parents and son Richard E. Maas Jr. preceded her in death.

Jo was also a founding member of the Cortland Church of Christ. Instead of flowers, material donations can be made to the Cortland Church of Christ on their behalf.

In honor of her memory, an outdoor life celebration is held in May.

Funeral home Carl W. Hall was charged with the cremation.

A TV Tribute will air Wednesday, January 12 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV, and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.

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