Mary Jo Bowers(1935-2012)

CALERA, Okla. - Mary Jo Bowers, 76, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma.

Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Bratcher Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 at Trinity Lighthouse Church, 2915 Spur 503, Denison, TX 75020 with Rev. Rick Ring officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memory, Colbert, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Deen Jackson, Brian Jackson, Glen Bowers, Chris Jackson, Kolton Benton and Robin Smith.

Mary Jo was born Saturday, Nov. 16, 1935 in Denison to Reed and Ethel York Grigsby. She was a loving wife and mother who served her Church and community at every opportunity by cooking amazing meals and desserts. She worked for Pillsbury company for 25 plus years and served the entrees by planning events, she worked as a child advocate in all setting as well as CASA.

She is survived by husband, Hershell L. Bowers, of Calera, Okla.; sons, Roy Deen Jackson of Kemp, Okla., Joe Edwin Jackson of Waco, Charles Douglas Jackson of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughters, Pamela Denise Benton and husband Barry of Zabcikville, Kristen Bowers of Calera, Okla.; stepsons; Leon Bowers of Richardson, Larry Jackson; stepdaughter Linda Kay Hodges; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, son James Reed Jackson and daughter Freda Ann Williams.

Personal condolences may be sent to

Funeral Home

Bratcher Funeral Home
401 West Woodard Denison, TX 750203138
(903) 465-2323

Published in The Herald Democrat from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2012