Jo Ann Forward Sessler, 87, of Quartzsite, Ariz., died Friday, July 28, 2017, at Hospice of the Valley-Lund Home in Gilbert, Ariz., after suffering a stroke on July 17.

She was born Aug. 22, 1929, in Goddard, to Glenn and Ann Forward. She graduated from Hugoton High School in 1947.

On June 1, 1948, she married Warren Robert "Bob" Sessler in Hugoton.

Survivors include two children, Greg Sessler of Amarillo, Texas, and Connie Miles of Gilbert; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Moser and Jean Coulter, both of Hugoton, and Dula Hughes of Haverhill, Ohio; and two brothers, Charles Forward of Hugoton, and Wayne Forward of Moscow.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Maxine Phillips.

Funeral will begin at 2 p.m. today at the Hugoton Branch Meetinghouse of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 520 E. First St., Hugoton, preceded by visitation with the family at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Hugoton Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Paul's-Robson Funeral Home, Hugoton.