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May 9, 2013

Josephine M. “Jo” Labate

93; of Floyds Knobs

Graveside services for Josephine M. “Jo” Labate, 93, of Floyds Knobs, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Palm Mortuary, Las Vegas. She died Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Floyds Knobs.

She was born Dec. 23, 1919 in Chicago,and grew up in Roseto, Pa. She was a resident of Las Vegas, from 1975 to 2000. During that time she worked as a registered nurse.  She took great pride in her work as a leader, instructor, and member of the hospitals’ I.V. teams. She cherished her family and had a generous, caring heart. She enjoyed watching classic movies, puzzles, and traveling. Even at 93, she had a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor.

Survivors include her sister, Ann Massey, of The Villages, Fla.; a daughter, Marilyn Frank and her husband, Brad, of Prescott, Ariz.; son, Frank Mazza and his wife, Nancy, of Floyds Knobs; six grandchildren, Tiffany Jones and her husband, Chris, Trent Toltzman and his wife, Samantha, Trent Suyeyasu and his wife, Courtney, and Cody, Delaney, and Jordan Mazza; and four great- grandchildren, Conner and Haley Jones, Cezanne Toltzman, and Nolan Suyeyasu.

Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, at Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas,

Kraft Funeral Home, New Albany, is in charge of local arrangements.

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