Jo was born Feb. 11, 1962, the daughter of Robert and Martha (Clossin) Fields.
She was part of the graduating class of 1980 from Van Buren High School.
Following high school, she worked at Holly Hill Nursing Home.
During her time at Holly Hill Nursing Home, she decided to go back to school at Ivy Tech, where she received a bachelor's degree as a medical assistant and an associate's degree in human resources.
She was also a Qualified Medication Aid.
Following college, she worked at Holly Hill Nursing Home, Royal Oaks, Jackson Hewitt and Comfort Keepers.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Jo is survived by her husband Brett Alan Ford, Decatur, Ill., sons Fred Long and wife Becky, Carbon, and Nic Long and wife Kate, Terre Haute, daughter Kayla King, grandchildren Rayden, Zachary, Jacob, Maegan and Emma, and a beloved grand dog Baby Girl, brother Gail Clifton Fields, and sister Beth Cooksey.
Graveside services will take place at Calcutta Cemetery Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Fred Bault officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rock Run Church, 14451 N. Rock Run Church Rd., Rosedale, Ind., 47874.