Jo Ann Katzenbach

January 20, 2022



Age 89, of Union, entered Heaven’s gates on Thursday, January 20, 2022. She was born in Greenville, OH to Eli and Ethel (Campbell) O’Dell. Jo graduated from Roosevelt High School in Dayton, and God’s Bible School in Cincinnati. She was an ordained minister with an emphasis on children of all ages. In 1955 she married (Rev.) Robert Katzenbach, Sr. In her lifetime Jo attended First Grace Brethren Church of Dayton/Vandalia, Phillipsburg Missionary Church, and Community Grace Brethren of West Milton, Ohio. She retired from her favorite job at Danny’s carpets where she worked with friends Debby and Danny Hoke. Jo was preceded in death by her husband. Robert Katzenbach Sr.; son, Robert Katzenbach Jr.; brother, Eldeane, and sister, Jean. Survived by her daughter, Deborah (Darrell) Phipps; daughter-in-law, Ina Katzenbach; grandchildren, Sarah Katzenbach, Zachary Phipps, and Joel (Misty) Phipps; seven great-grandchildren, including Heaven Coleman and numerous other relatives including, cousins Nancy and Dana Walz, and friends. Jo’s body will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Abbottsville Cemetery, but her soul will be dancing with him on the streets of Glory. A celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date. Arrangements in the care of Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St. Arcanum, OH 45304 Condolences may be sent by going online to

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