Mary Spotts

Mary Jo Spotts, 78 departed this life on Monday June 27, 2011 at her home.  She was the daughter of Joseph Humphrey Marshall and Hazel McComas of Liberty, Missouri. Her parents were from the Marshall Missouri area.  She was an avid Bridge player and was a member of the University Club and several others.  She married James V. Spotts and from this marriage she had two sons James V. Spotts, III and Joseph M. Spotts who preceded her in death. Following the divorce she worked at KU in the Credit Dept until her retirement.  She belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church and was a valued Stephen Minister.  She continued to serve in this position until her death.  She was a great and loving friend who had an infectious laugh, a loving heart and was always willing to give a helping hand when someone was in need.  She is survived by cousins Tom (Cindy) Wiltshire, Eldon MO, Marsha Grimes, Liberty MO, David (Bonnie) McComas , Independence MO,  Jim (Rosemary) Wiltshire, Liberty MO, Caroline (Larry)  Immerman, Essex CT.   In Lieu of flowers Memorials can be sent to Stephen Ministries or the Lawrence Humane Society in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.  Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011 at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Gary Teske officiating.  

8 Condolences

  1. Beth Scalet on June 29, 2011 at 10:56 am

    We will miss you, Mary Jo.

  2. Steve Heinrich on June 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I miss my good friend Mary Jo

  3. Jerry Williams on June 29, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Mary Jo you and i worked together in the Comptroller’s Office for a number of years before you retired. I have often thought about you as i have driven by your house across from Cordley School.

  4. Karen Hunt on June 30, 2011 at 6:47 am

    It is hard to say goodbye to a very dear friend buy I am praising God that you are now well and happy in the presence of the Lord. Goodbye my dear friend watch over us from afar.

  5. Colette Roth on June 30, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I will miss you Mary Jo. We spent many good times together. I know you will be in your family and friends thoughts forever.

  6. Carol Dressler on June 30, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    MJ lives on in spirit in my heart and always will, she was absolutely unforgetable – one-of-a-kind. I believe her love for me was constant – when I felt no one else loved me, I believe her love never waivered. During my darkest hours, it was she who could always lift my spirits by taking our conversaton to some goofy topic and we’d be giggling in no time. We even agreed on politics, and that’s saying something!! I am blessed to have a big part of MJ’s life still with me in her Basset hound Otto. I think of MJ every time I look at him! MJ – RIP knowing that Otto will be just as spoiled with me as he was by you.

  7. Robert Sokol on June 30, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    When Carley gave you the nickname “Mojo,” it forever became the moniker with which I addressed you. As I explained to you, “mojo” means “magical or spiritual power.” You also doubly blessed me with both your own sense of humor and your ability to appreciate mine, another rare power. It goes without saying that your generosity was boundless. I will miss you and think of you always.

  8. Deb Limones on April 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

    I’ll always think of Mary Jo on my way to and from work, as I pass her house on 19th. She was a kind soul who always found a way to bring a smile to my face and other’s. As a co-worker in the Comptroller’s office at KU, I enjoyed hearing her Bassett hound escapades of Sophia and Chloe. Every day it was a new story such as how Sophia had unrolled the entire roll of toilet paper into a big heap or how she made a mess of the house by getting into the newspapers while Mary Jo was away at work. But she always extended instant forgiveness because (as said by Mary Jo) “after all, Sophia is so cute…how could I be mad at her”. It was exemplary of the way she lived her life and the way she treated others. Thank you, Mary Jo, for who you were.I miss seeing your wreath hanging on your front door. :’(
    I’ll never forget you.

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