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Mary Jo Willeford


1923 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Mary Jo Willeford Obituary
Mary Jo Willeford of Fort Worth passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Lucas Funeral Home in Keller. Mary Jo was born Dec. 3, 1923, in Tulsa, Okla., to Mary Ann and John Pirtle. Upon the death of her mother, Mary Jo was adopted and raised by her aunt, Cora Nichols. She graduated from Sapulpa High School in 1940. She was employed by Southwestern Bell for 38 years and retired in 1983. In 1950, she relocated to Fort Worth, where she resided until her death. Mary Jo married her second husband, Calvin B. Willeford, in 1952. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin; sisters, Eula Mae Andrews and Lorraine Bronston; and niece, Patricia Jean Taylor. Survivors: Her children and their spouses, Gene Alan and Sandy Thrasher and Mary Ann and Jerry Smart; grandchildren, Sean Thrasher, Brandon Thrasher, Brent Smart and Lesli Smart Hartin and husband, John Hartin; and great-grandchildren, Elinor Smart and Alexandra Hartin.
Published in Star-Telegram on July 9, 2014
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