Mary Jo Duckro, 84, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor.
She was born Oct. 24, 1928, the daughter of Lucille C. (Koch) and Henry C. Nipgen, who preceded her in death. On May 7, 1949, she married Harold G. Duckro, and he died Oct. 26, 2000.
Survivors include five children, Christine Hensley, of Fairfield, Patricia L. (David) Jackson, of Wapakoneta, Rebecca Jo (Danny) Johns, of Cridersville, Cynthia K. (James) Mitchell, of Fairfield, and David S. (Barbara Duncum) Duckro, of Anna; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Michael Duckro; a son-in-law, Charles E. Hensley; and a grandchild.
A homemaker, Mrs. Duckro had worked for Schneider’s Carry-Out, in Wapakoneta. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Wapakoneta, and the Ladies Sewing Group of the church. She enjoyed quilting. A devote Catholic, Mary Jo was a loving and caring mother and grandmother.
A Mass of Christian Burial is to be held at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Patrick Sloneker officiating. Burial is to follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, in Wapakoneta.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Long & Folk Chapel of Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 13 South Blackhoof St., Wapakoneta.
Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church Renovation Fund.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.
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