Pulliam Funeral Chapel - Oblong
MARY JO WHISTON, 68, OBLONG, ILLINOIS
VISITATION: 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. THURSDAY APRIL 26, 2007 - CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, OBLONG, ILLINOIS
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 7:00 P.M. THURSDAY APRIL 26, 2007 - CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, OBLONG, ILLINOIS
HONORARIUMS: OBLONG GRADE SCHOOL LIBRARY - C/O: OBLONG GRADE SCHOOL - Envelopes at the Central United Methodist Church or mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121 Oblong, Illinois 62449
Mary Jo Whiston, 68, Oblong,
Illinois passed away at 4:08 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2007, at Good
Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Indiana. Born in Rockford, Illinois
on July 12, 1938, she was the daughter of Jerome Juell and Mildred
(Milburn) Juell. She was a school teacher at Ft. Leonard, Missouri
for 1 1/2 years and Oblong Elementary School for over 20 years. Mary
Jo grew up and attended Evansville schools, she was a gradute of Evansville
Bosse High School - Class of 1956; graduated from the University of
Evansville - Class of 1960. She moved to Oblong from Evansville, Indiana
in 1960. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church where
she taught Sunday School and was a member of the Ina Mary Circle at
the Church. She was also a member of the Oblong Antique Tractor & Engine
Club; PEO Chapter KS - Oblong, IL; Oblong 20th Century Club; AOTT
Sorority and was a volunteer at Crawford Memorial Hospital.
On June 3, 1962, she married George N. Whiston Jr., who survives. Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Bryon & Connie Whiston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jeri & Cris Harris and Jo Lynn & Terrence McCrossan; six grandchildren, Jeron & Jordon Harris, John & Katie Whiston and Branon & Marin Juell McCrossan; and one sister and brother-in-law, Lynn & Mike Averill.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one infant son George Whiston III.
Burial will be at a later date in Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Illinois.
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