Jo “Gillihan” Jukes, 68, of Butler, Mo. died Feb. 27, 2012 at her home.
Jo was born June 8, 1943 in Edgerton, Kan. to Hobart Robert and Mary Rose (Loftus) Gillihan. She was united in marriage to Noel Jukes Dec. 31, 1966 in Richmond, Kan. Jo loved life and enjoyed playing golf. She was very proud of her family.
Jo was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Paul Gillihan, and one son, Larry Jukes.
She is survived by her husband Noel of the home; and their beloved dog, Hershey; daughter Dawn Grace, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; son James Jukes and wife Holly of Kansas City, Kan.; brother Kenny Gillihan and wife Kathie of Bucyrus, Kan.; brother Donnie Gillihan and wife Kathie of Topeka, Kan.; brother Rick Gillihan of Gardner, Kan.; sister Gerry Sue Brite and husband Gene of Gardner,; grandchildren Kashmir and Sebastian; as well as nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m., March 3, 2012 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Charitable contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at