Published in The Washington Post on July 8, 2018
JOSEPHINE DOWELL HINSON "Jo"
2/22/1925 ~ 7/1/2018
Jo Hinson, the youngest child of A. Yates Dowell and Emma Knight Dowell, was born in
Washington, DC. Upon graduation from Woodrow Wilson High School (1943) in the
District, she attended the University of Maryland.
Jo met her Harry (Harrison L. Hinson) at Calvary Baptist Church. They married on March 26,
1943. They remained together for 63 years until Harry's death in 2006.
Jo worked most of her adult life, mainly for medical doctors in private practice. Two long-term
associations resulted in her being office and financial manager for Dr. Frederick Gross and
his successor upon retirement, Dr. Ram Nimmagadda in McLean, VA. Jo finally retired at the
age of 84.
Jo's hobbies included clothing design and alteration, playing Bridge, and entertaining with
jokes and laughter.
Jo is preceeded by her older sister, Margaret Dowell Cochran Kearney, and her brother, A.
Yates Dowell, Jr.
She leaves behind her daughter, Pat Hinson Conner (Mike Conner), many nieces and
nephews and their extended families. She kept in touch with family throughout her life.
Services will include a celebration of Jo's life at the Village Church in the Greenspring Village
chapel and private burial at National Memorial Cemetery.
Service dates will be determined later.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Village Church in Greenspring or
to Capital Caring Hospice www.demainefunerals.com
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