Mary Jo was known for her devout faith and tender heart. Her powerful testimony of being miraculously healed from Leukemia at the age of 45 touched many, and her decision to follow Jesus Christ will impact her family for generations to come.
Dallas and Mary Jo enjoyed wintering in Texas, where Mary Jo was known to whoop up on the tennis court. She was happiest when her family was together, sharing a meal and a spirited card game of “31.”
Mary Jo was a passionate supporter of her children and grandchildren and was known for her ability to encourage and motivate those she loved with a special blend of practicality, warmth and unconditional love. Her lifelong passion for the healthcare industry has impacted many, including her daughter Kelly and granddaughters Michaela and Maddie, who have pursued professional careers in healthcare and are positively impacting lives while following in Mary Jo’s footsteps.
Mary Jo was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be sadly missed.
Celebration of life service details to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to local food shelves. No memorials are requested.
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