Obituary – Mary Jo Petee

Mary Joyce Petee
June 15, 1953 – May 8, 2012
Gaylord, Michigan | Age 58

Mary Joyce (Mary Jo) Petee, 58 of Gaylord, formerly of LaSalle, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 due to natural causes at her home.

Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.  Rev. Rich Luberti will officiate.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born June 15, 1953 in Monroe, Mary Jo was the daughter of the late Allen Petee of Monroe and Barbara (Larrow) Petee of LaSalle.

Mary Jo was a 1971 graduate of St. Mary Academy.  In her younger years, she was an active member of 4H.  As an adult, Mary Jo gave her time, love and care to those in need through her work in the public health sector.  In her spare time, Mary Jo loved to sew, and would devote hours to making new clothing.  Mary Jo also enjoyed spending time with her family, and was always happy to go along for the ride.  Whether you knew her for a day or a lifetime, you were bound to be forever blessed with a story about Mary Jo that will always make you smile.  The smiles, as well as her boundless joy and love, were given unconditionally and are Mary Jo’s enduring legacy.

Mary Jo is survived by her mother of Gaylord and seven brothers and sisters: Elaine Petee of Mountain Home, Idaho; Robert (Mary) Petee of LaSalle; Edward (Liz) Petee of Temperance; Barbara (Michael) Cushman of Gaylord; Joan May of Monroe; Jan Petee of Urbana, Illinois; and Suzan (Rick) Eubank of Gaylord.  She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, and her beloved cat Jana.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be sent through

Rupp Funeral Home, Monroe, Michigan, May 8, 2012
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