JoLee Ann “Jo” Max age 61 of Juniata, NE passed away at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings, NE on Saturday January 19, 2019. She was born in Pratt, KS on September 14, 1957 to Donald “Jack” and Marilyn (McGee) Lowry. The family moved to Cambridge where Jo attended and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1976.
Jo was united in marriage to Kendal Max on May 25, 1975. The couple has lived in Nebraska for many years then moved to Kansas then back to Nebraska years later. She was employed by the Heritage Plaza as a cook for 5 years, did bookkeeping for Lowry Casing Crew, Good Samaritan Village and Syracuse Feed yard. While in Syracuse, Kansas she was a dispatcher, firefighter, undersheriff in Hamilton County for 6 years also on the county Fire Department for 5 years. She ran for the Sheriff position but was unsuccessful. The couple moved back to Nebraska in November Of 1998 to Juniata. She was active as the head scorekeeper for the Hastings Sports Complex. Jo enjoyed playing softball and volleyball all her life. She was a big fan of Nebraska Football and Volleyball Teams. The family spent many memorable times at the Harry Strunk Lake near Cambridge, NE
She is preceded in death by her parents; Jack and Marilyn; grandparents.
Jo is survived by her husband of 43 years, Kendal Max of Juniata, NE; 2 sons: Don and special friend Sheri Keller of Kenesaw, NE; Roger of Minden, NE; grandson; Payton Auten-Max; sister: Jan Lowry of Hastings; brother: Jim Lowry of Hastings; sister-in-law: Carla and husband Dick Potts of Cambridge along with nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on January 26, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the Congregational Church in Cambridge with Bill Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the Bartley Cemetery in Bartley. Visitation will be held on Friday at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge from 10:00 AM till 7:00 PM. Friends may leave on-line condolences at lockenour.com. Memorials may be left in Jo’s name at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge. Lockenour-Jones Mortuary entrusted with arrangements