Mary Jo's Story
Mary Jo Collins passed on to her eternal home on June 7, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.
The only child born to the late John Harley and Violet (Richmond) Collins on May 22, 1947, in Ottumwa, Iowa. She graduated from Ottumwa High School in the class of 1965.
She enjoyed her career at Northwestern Bell which spanned several cities and states ending in retirement in St. Paul, MN with 31 years of service in 1998.
Mary Jo returned to Iowa in 2001 and was an Active Member of CWA Local 7102 retiree group.
Service to be held 10 A.M. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Iles Funeral Homes Dunn's Chapel at 2121 Grand in Des Moines prior to a private interment in Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa. Burial will be at 1:00 P.M. Because of her lifelong love of Southern Gospel Music please respect wishes of no flowers just memorials to Gospel Music Trust Fund PO Box 144 Goodlettsville, TN 37070 or www.gospelmusictrustfund.org.
Published on June 11, 2018