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YATES, Mary Jo

68, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. Mary Jo was born in Tampa, August 3, 1949 to H. Hollis and Kathleen (O'Grady) Eggner. She and her husband, Ron, were married for 42 years and have two daughters, Kathleen and Melissa. Mary Jo was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother, as well as a trusted and loyal friend. She was an extraordinarily talented seamstress and enjoyed using her gifts to make beautiful things for the people she loved. Mary Jo delighted in playing bridge at the St. Petersburg Bridge Club, spending time in the mountains with her husband, sewing in her sewing room and spending time with her four precious grandchildren. A lifetime resident of Tampa, she graduated from H.B. Plant High School and was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church, where she worked for many years. Her memory and legacy of love will live on through her husband, Ron; her daughters, Kathleen (Micah) Gerber and Melissa (Sam) Elsberry; and her grandchildren, Ella, Grady, Lucy and Wade. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 16 from 5-7 pm at Blount and Curry MacDill, 605 MacDill Ave. S., Tampa, FL 33609, and Funeral services will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, 33609 Thursday, May 17 at 9 am with a private graveside service to follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Salesian Sisters of St. Don Bosco, Provincial Office, 655 Belmont Ave., Haledon, NJ 07508 or LifePath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on May 15, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Blount & Curry Funeral Home - Macdill Chapel
605 S MACDILL AVE | Tampa, FL 33609 | (813) 876-2421
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