Mary Jo (Lodes) Schwartz

Mary Jo (Lodes) Schwartz, age 75, passed away on July 26, 2016 surrounded by her family in their Mustang home.Mary Jo (Lodes) Schwartz

She was born in Vinita to Peter and Velma Lodes on January 29, 1941.  Mary Jo attended Sacred Heart School in Vinita and married George Schwartz on June 18, 1960.

Mary Jo was a housewife most of her life, giving her ample time to volunteer with numerous organizations. She was a substitute teacher, church volunteer and an Inspector for the Mustang Election Board, Precinct 300 for 32 years.

Mary Jo is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by George, her husband of 56 years; also by three children: Anthony Schwartz & Betty Lou of Oklahoma City, Matthew Schwartz & Penny of Owasso and Catherine Boland & Carl of Owasso; three siblings; Edward, John and Patricia Navarro; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A wake was held July 29 at McNeil’s Funeral Service, Mustang and a Mass of Christian Burial on July 30 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mustang. Interment followed in the Mustang Cemetery.

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