Mary Jo Hesterberg 77, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away peacefully at home Feb. 27, 2012, surrounded by her family.

Mary Jo Hesterberg 77, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away peacefully at home Feb. 27, 2012, surrounded by her family.

She was born August 19, 1934, in Redland, Okla., to Oscar and Susie (Jordan) Brunk. On September 24, 1951, she was united in marriage to Gene H. Hesterberg in Van Buren, Ark., and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage. She worked at Lanard Toys, and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Blue Springs. She was an active and longtime member of Blue Springs Country Club, Country Club of Blue Springs Women’s Golf Association, Blue Springs, First United Methodist Church Women’s Circle, Country Club Bridge Club, Bunco Group, and Young Matrons Society of Independence, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Lavada Johnson, and grandson, Timothy Ripedpath. Mary Jo is survived by her husband, Gene Hesterberg; daughters, Twila Fleming of Blue Springs, Mo., Paula Stuck and husband, Mike, of Lake Ozark, Mo., and Tammy Hesterberg of Independence, Mo.; grandchildren, Nicole Ball and husband, Chuck, of Blue Springs, Mo., Eric Hesterberg and wife, Elishia, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., Amy Armstrong and husband, Billy, of Dallas, Texas, and Abby Stuck of Lake Ozark, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Emily Ball, Ethan and Emry Hesterberg, and Caleb Armstrong.

Funeral services for Mary Jo will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the First United Methodist Church, 301 S.W. Woods Chapel Road, Blue Springs. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Burial will follow at Brookings Cemetery. A celebration of life luncheon will be held after the burial at Lanard Hall, 106 S. Sterling Ave., Sugar Creek, Mo.

Contributions in memory of Mary Jo may be made Crossroads Hospice and MS Society or American Diabetes Association.

Memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.    

Arrangements: Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs, Mo.

 

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