Jo Rion

Jo Rion

Jo Rion, 79, of Anna, died at 9:33 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at the Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

She was born on March 6, 1937, in Marion, the daughter of Robert Wesley and Madge Rodgers Dalton.

She married Don Rion on Sept. 19, 1955, in Tunica, Miss. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1999.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Rion of Anna; two sons, Lonnie Rion of Dongola and Doug Rion of Jonesboro; six grandchildren, Scott (Shannon) Thompson, Kris (Kelle) Love, Olivia Rion, Josh Peeler, Austyn Brazell and Brandy (Pat) Leary; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Loyd, and one brother, Roger Dale Dalton of Benton; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don Rion; and two brothers, Wesley and Billy Dalton.

She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She dearly loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Rion were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Doug Bridgeman officiating. Interment was in the Anna City Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Disabled American Veterans or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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