Percilla Joan “Jo” McClain Totherow, age 76 of Commerce, Ga. passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her husband and children.
Born on Sept. 15, 1944 in Bristol, Tn, Mrs. Totherow was the daughter of the late Isaac Elkanah Dutton McClain and Zella Charmie Large. She was a member of Christ The King Lutheran Church, and was preceded in death by brothers, Henry McClain, Lewis McClain; sister, Dorothy Broce; and grandchild, Janzen Cain Totherow.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph Hershel Totherow of the home; son, Josh (Shea) Totherow, Commerce; daughters, Lana (Sid) Mimes, Nicholson, Beth (Dwayne) Hester, Cleveland, Jackie (Graham) McGuire, Cleveland; sisters, Pauline Wills, Ellen Hall, Shelby Buskell; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Jo obtained her bachelor's degree in nursing from Brenau University in 1982, completing her lifelong dream at the age of 38. She has worked as a nurse executive during the 36 years she dedicated to the nursing profession. She has influenced and mentored countless nurses during her career. If you ever worked with or for Jo, you know to keep the patients "heels floated". She enjoyed watching new nurses learn and grow in their profession. Ms. Jo made lifelong friends during her career that she always held near and dear to her heart.
Funeral services and a celebration of her life will be held 3 PM Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Ivie Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Carlton Allen, Pastor Aaron Reinking, and her grandson, Rev. Jason Hester officiating. Burial will follow in Grey Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4-8 pm Saturday at the funeral home.
Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Jo Totherow.
Online condolences may be made at www.iviefuneralhomecommerce.com
Arrangements are in the care of Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, GA.
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