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Monday September 13th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Jo "Poe" Pratt

Jo A. “Poe” Pratt, 59, of Kalona, died Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Washington County Hospital following a lengthy illness. A visitation will be held Monday, September 13, 2021, from 5 – 7 PM, at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. A memorial fund has been established for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

Jo A. “Poe” Pratt was born August 22, 1962, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of David K. and Kay E. (Mangold) White. She was united in marriage to Doug Pratt on July 13, 1992, in Washington. Poe was a stay-at-home mom, caretaker, and babysitter. She also worked at the Washington YMCA in housekeeping. She was baptized at the Brighton Community Church and enjoyed racing, reading Amish books, music, waterfalls, watching eagles, and spending time with the grandbabies.

Survivors include her husband Doug of Kalona, two sons: Ryan Wolcott of Central City, Stacy (Erin) Wolcott of Kalona, three grandchildren: Keaton, Kamden and Kylie Wolcott, and one sister Sherry “Kayla” Swailes of West Chester.

Preceding Poe in death were her parents, Paul and Kay Johnson, in-laws Duwayne and Rosemary Pratt, grandparents Stanley and Betty Mangold, brother-in-law Bruce Swailes, brother Jim White, nephew Ryan Shafer and two uncles: Richard and Bill Mangold.

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I always loved hanging out with Nana Poe, she would always love to hear about my drama and gave me such amazing advice. She was such an amazing women and I’m so glad I got to meet her, I remember one time she took me to the races with her! It was such a fun experience I also remember this other time it was shortly before I moved she let me stay the night and took me to Pizza Hut and she said “okay now don’t you forget to come and see me every once and awhile” I will forever love and appreciate you for everything you’ve done for me. I love you Nana Poe

Love- Alisha

Alisha Garrels Nov 18 2022 3:29 AM

Always had a great time playing cards and just hanging out joking and visiting. Time would pass and we would chat like yesterday. Prayers to all family and friends.

Dwayne Leffler Sep 12 2021 12:00 AM

poe, I already miss you so much. my heart dropped when I heard the news, I hope you're at rest up there nana. I love you very much and I hope someday to see you again. it hurts knowing you're not gonna be here when I need you anymore, I love you.-Melissa

June Wilson Sep 12 2021 12:00 AM

Poe, you will truly be missed by all, when I think of you and Doug my thoughts are of two of the sweetest people I know, My sincere heartfelt condolences to your family, heaven gained an angel love you Poe

Annette Lovetinsky Sep 11 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jo Pratt

mark & Angie bringman Sep 11 2021 12:00 AM

Sending prayers to all the family, JoAnn and Sherry and Jim were childhood friends that we unfortunately havent seen in many years. Hugs to you all

Devonna Wood Sep 11 2021 12:00 AM

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We miss you so much Nana and we all love you very much and you will be miss dearly nanaThe bell's

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