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February 28 1935 October 18 2022
Mary Jo Roberts of Salem, Missouri passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022 peacefully at her home in Salem at the age of 87. Mary Jo was born in Salem, Missouri on February 28, 1935 to John and Lola (Diem) Major. Mary Jo Major was a graduate of Salem High School class of 1953, shortly after graduating Miss Mary Jo Major married the love of her life, Mr. Wayne Roberts. This union was blessed with three children. Mary Jo and Wayne bought a small farm outside of Salem. She worked for Barads for several years and worked with Wayne at Roberts Sports Shop on the weekends. She was truly a people person; Mary Jo never met a stranger. After they sold the Sports Shop Mary Jo went to work for the Eagles Club for 30 years, while also working for the Walker Rooney Post #99 American Legion for 28 years. After she retired Mary Jo could be found around the house riding around in her golf cart feeding the fish, putting corn out for the turkeys, and deer, or in one of her many flower beds, and in the summer her beautiful vegetable gardens that she and Wayne tended to. She also enjoyed reading, word search puzzles, and watching the television. She was truly the matriarch of the family, a gentle caretaker who adored her family and friends, Mary Jo will be lovingly missed by all that knew and loved her. Mary Jo Roberts is survived by her daughter Linda Freeman, of Salem, MO; daughter-in-law Heather Roberts, and her special friend Paul McGhee, of Waynesville, MO; brother Jim Major and wife Jimmalee, of Pekin, IL; sisters-in-law Shirley Whitmire and Rose Major, of Salem, MO; grandchildren, Eddie Roberts, of Salem, MO, and Melissa Kessler, of Jenks, OK; great-grandchildren, Josh Boyce and Justin Kessler, of Jenks, OK; great-great-grandson, Aaden Martin, of Tulsa, OK; a host of extended family and friends. In addition to her parents John and Lola Major, Mary Jo was preceded in death by her husband Wayne Roberts; sons, Terry and Michael Roberts; brother, Jack Major; grandson, David Kessler; mother and father-in-law, Earl and Faye Roberts; stepfathers, John Babb, and Fred Diem. Funeral services for Mary Jo Roberts will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at the Salem Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary with Pastor Chuck Whitmire officiating. She will be laid to rest next to Wayne and her boys at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Chapel prior to the service from 11:00 AM until service time. Memorials are suggested and greatly appreciated to the Mary Jo Roberts memorial Fund. Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Mary Jo Roberts February 28 1935 October 18 2022.
Death notice for the town of: Salem, state: Missouri