Obituary: Jo Anne Andra

Jo Anne (Salz-Dike) Andra, 83, longtime Goddard resident and retired human resources manager, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 at her residence.
She was born May 23, 1936, near Woodward, Okla., daughter of Joseph J. and Anna (Loch) Salz. She was a graduate of Woodward High School and Marymount College of Kansas in Salina.
She was married on Aug. 3, 1957, to Francis Wayne Dike in Woodward. He died on July 12, 1977. She married David L. Andra on Oct. 12, 1991, at Garden Plain. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2003.
Jo Anne taught business subjects at Goddard High School and in two Wichita business colleges. Later she was a medical secretary for two ENT physicians, and then joined Western Electric/AT&T in the human resources department in 1975. After the company closed, she worked for Rubbermaid and Ameri-Kart, also in Goddard, retiring in 1999.
Jo Anne and Dave were charter members of The Church of the Holy Spirit, Goddard, where Jo Anne served six years on the first Pastoral Council. She was a long-time member of the Associates of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Wichita, and served on the Associate Advisory Board and received her 30-year recognition in 2018.
A long-time member of the Midwest Genealogical and Historical Society of Wichita, she had a lifelong love of family history and researched many family lines and compiled printed histories for the Andra and Armour lines and her own family lines, Salz, Loch and Dike. As a result, she enjoyed the relationships and contacts with extended family members. She was also a member of the Prairie Quilt Guild of Wichita and enjoyed making things for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Through the years she also planned many reunions for family, college classmates and former co-workers. She was also an avid photographer concentrating on her grandchildren and family events.
She was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands.
She is survived by her son, Steven Dike and wife Lisa, Goddard; three stepsons, David Andra, Jr. and wife Beverly of Norman, Okla., Lance Andra and wife Julie of Healdsburg, Calif., and Shane Andra and wife Michelle of Moore, Okla.; grandchildren, Joseph Dike, Briana (Nick) Absetz, Alyssa (Chris) Johnston, Evan (Michelle) Andra, Lauren (Colin) Hart, Elizabeth (Abe) Farrar, Shane Edward Andra, Grace Andra, April Bonilla, Jeffrey Andra; great-grandchildren, Easton and Braelynn Absetz, William Dike, Kagen Dike, Keegan Farrar, Logan Andra, Serenity and Dahlia Bacon, and Marlon Bonilla; brothers-in-law, Richard Andra (Dee) of Atchison, Jim Andra (Peggy) of Overland Park, John Andra of Conway Springs, and Don Andra (Mary) of Birmingham, Ala.; sisters-in-law, Janet Patterson and Patricia Andra, both of Wichita, and Christy Wilson (Bret) of Kansas City, Mo.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at The Church of the Holy Spirit, Goddard, with Father Matthew Marney as celebrant. Rosary was at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the church. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery, Wichita.
Arrangements were by Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. Online guestbook and condolences are available at
Memorials may be made to the Erin Andra Wilson Foundation or to the donor’s choice.