Jorene “Jo” McKnight Bardwell, of Whitesboro, Texas, born on November 9, 1947 in Dallas, Texas, to Clifford G. and Opal (Malone) McKnight passed away at age 70 on November 6, 2018 at her home in Whitesboro, Texas from this life into her eternal life. Jo was a loving mother, grandmother and friend, who loved the Lord and encouraged us all to find our path and joy in life. After high school she went on to attend and graduate from East Texas State. She served as the County Clerk for the Collin County Justice of Peace for 15 years. She married Milton Bardwell on October 2, 1995 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Jo was a member of the Collinsville United Methodist Church.
Jo is survived by her husband, Milton Bardwell of Whitesboro, daughter, Ashley Coone and husband, Sheldon Coone of McKinney, Texas, step-daughter, Kim Long of Florida, step-daughter, Tiffany Barton of Amarillo, Texas, grandchildren Braxton Coone, Cameron and Wyatt Barton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford G. and Opal McKnight, and brother, A.J. McKnight.
Graveside services for Jorene “Jo” McKnight Bardwell, will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Georgetown Cemetery in Pottsboro, Texas, officiated by Rev. Ken Hildebrand. No visitation is scheduled at this time. All services are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her honor to the SPCA of Texas at www.spca.org.