O 1 Parkview UTLOOK Volume 26, Issue 10 October 2018 Parkview Health Care Facility is an affiliate of CMH, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-326-3000 Facility Location: 119 West Forest, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-326-3000 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Resident of the Month 1 Staff of the Month 1 Activity Highlights 2 Resident Birthdays 6 New Residents 6 Discharges 6 Meet: Livie Rhodes Staff of the Month What is your job at PVHCF? Housekeeping and Breakfast server How long have you worked at PVHCF? 7 months What is your favorite thing about PVHCF? Everyone is so friendly. What is your favorite thing to do when you are not at work? I enjoy doing ministry through my church. Watching television, and Hanging out with my husband. Meet Jo Anna Gray, Resident of the Month Jo Anna Gray was born Nov. 3, 1932, to Joe C. and Anna Belle Edemann Barnett in Keytesville, Mo. Jo Anna had one brother, French Barnett. Jo Anna started school in a small country school near Keytesville before moving around to four different schools in first grade, including one in California due to her family having to move wher- ever her parents could find work. She eventually gradu- ated high school as the salutatorian from Mendon High School. Shortly after her graduation, Jo Anna married James Junior Collins. In their 33 years of marriage, the couple had three children: J.R. Collins (Bolivar), Sharon Kay Col- lins-Wiesner (Moberly, Mo.) and Donna Jo Collins Salm- on. Unfortunately, Donna Jo passed away in 2007. Jo Anna has been blessed with six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. In 1992, Jo Anna married Rex Gray and enjoyed 21 years of marriage with him. Jo Anna has had several career experiences over her lifetime. She spent time as a grocery clerk, worked at a publishing company, and then the United States Postal Service. In 1971, she was promoted to the Postmaster, where she worked in that position until 1992. During her career as Postmaster, Jo Anna has been able to attend 27 National Postmaster conventions in various states, including Hawaii and the Puerto Rico territory. She is also a member of the state and national Postmaster’s Association. Giving back to the community is something Jo Anna has always enjoyed. She has been active in the Mendon Christian Church as a board member and Sun- day School teacher. She also served as a 4-H leader and organizer, and she was a proud member of the Red Hat Society and Square Dance Club . Jo Anna loves to travel. She has visited 44 different states, some of them more than once. She has also had the opportunity to travel the world. She has visited Mexico, Belize, Canada, Philippines, England, and Scotland. Other than traveling, she enjoys sewing, cooking, and baking cookies for her grandkids. Jo Anna came to Parkview Health Care Facility initially in 2013 before going to Butterfield for a few years. She returned to Parkview once again in January of 2018. When asked what she liked best about living at Parkview she said that she appreciated the cleanliness of the facility, and she likes going to the many activities that are available to her. She especially loves the exercise activities! Congratulations ,Jo Anna, on being chosen as our Resident of the Month! Are you a caring individual who would like to assist in caring for the elderly? Parkview Health Care Facility has opportunities in its volunteer and nursing program. For more information call Tim Francka, administrative director, at 417-326-3000.