Advertisement

Branson community saddened at passing of JoDee Herschend

Bookmark this
November 27, 2018 By Dave Woods

We are saddened at the passing of Silver Dollar City co-owner JoDee Herschend. JoDee passed on Sunday, Nov. 25 following a 24-year battle against cancer.

Members of the Herschend and Silver Dollar City families expressed their collective grief in a written statement.

“She was deeply loved by her family, friends and thousands of Herschend employees blessed to know her,” the statement reads. “We all feel a tremendous loss.”

JoDee grew up in Springfield, Mo and took a job at Silver Dollar City in the summer of 1962. There she met a young Pete Herschend and soon married. During the following 50-plus years JoDee and Pete worked together to build Herschend Enterprises and along the way raised five children.

She founded The Caring People, an international ministry focused on single mothers. After more than two decades the organization grew and now serves single mothers in 30 locations in four states and in Central America.

“JoDee was an incredible woman of God, whose faithfulness was contagious and inspiring,” the statement concludes. “May we keep the Herschend family in prayer during these difficult days.”

A celebration of life is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3 at 11a.m. at James River Church in Ozark, Mo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Caring People at www.thecaringpeople.org.


Advertisement

Recent Articles

Downing Street Pour House Showcases Menu Items - VIDEO

Downing Street Pour House Showcases Menu Items - VIDEO

in Food

The Gettin' Basted crew took over the pub/restaurant in the Historic Old English Inn in downtown Hollister, Missouri. See some of their menu highlights.

February 15, 2019 By The Best of Branson

Branson Bulletin: The Haygoods and sweetheart month at the Titanic

Branson Bulletin: The Haygoods and sweetheart month at the Titanic

in Attraction News, Branson Shows

Love is in the air during "Sweetheart Month" at the Titanic, plus The Haygoods enter their 27th season with an all-new show.

February 13, 2019 By The Best of Branson

Shopping in Branson

Shopping in Branson

in News

Shopping options abound in Branson, from outlets to boutique shops and everything in between.

February 13, 2019 By The Best of Branson

Grand Jubilee at Grand Country Music Hall kicks off its 17th Season

Grand Jubilee at Grand Country Music Hall kicks off its 17th Season

in Branson Shows

Show emcee Mike Patrick and comedian Jim Dandy, aka Jamie Haage, entertain audiences nightly with live music, knee-slappin’ comedy and a cast of talented singers, musicians and guest performers. Watch the video for a backstage conversation with Mike

February 1, 2019 By The Best of Branson

Must Read Articles

First class maid Phoebe Head shares what's new at Titanic Attraction - VIDEO

First class maid Phoebe Head shares what's new at Titanic Attraction - VIDEO

in Attraction News

The world’s largest museum attraction and repository of artifacts and stories of the passengers and crew of the Titanic adds even more history to it's already impressive collection.

January 15, 2019 By The Best of Branson

No Branson trip complete without Dick's 5 & 10 - VIDEO

No Branson trip complete without Dick's 5 & 10 - VIDEO

in News

The iconic store offers thousands of items from kitchenware to toys, games to vintage candy brands and unique soda, and thousands of other items you may not even realize you must have.

January 9, 2019 By The Best of Branson