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Mary Joan Shields

October 19, 1932 November 2, 2008
Mary Joan Shields
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Obituary for Mary Joan Shields
Greer Funeral Home
235 South Pennsylvania
Mangum, Oklahoma 73554
(580) 782-3323
fax (580) 782-3652


Mary Joan "Jo" Shields, age 76, of Mangum, passed away Sunday morning, November 2, 2008, at Mangum Community Hospital.

Jo was born on October 19, 1932, in Granite to Robert B. and Ethel (Hassell) Connelly. After attending Willow School and graduating from Ocina High School in 1950, she married Norman Eugene Jackson. After her two boys were in junior high and high school, she began working for Howard Pharmacy for several years. Later Jo began a banking career where she worked at several locations over the next thirty years. After Norman"s death in June of 1987, she married Leon Shields on March 10, 1990, and they spent the next eighteen wonderful years together. Painting, sewing, crafting and reading were some of her favorite hobbies.

Preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Norman and two brothers, Everett Connelly and Bob Connelly, she is survived by her husband, Leon of the home; three children, Mike Jackson and wife Joyce of Norman, Greg Jackson and wife Cheri of NeWalla, Oklahoma and Tanya Knight and husband Don; six grandchildren, Adam Dutton, Brooke Hitch and husband Chris, Bret Jackson, Cale Jackson, Drue Knight and wife Dabney and Ty Knight of Altus; one sister, Jean Owen and husband John of Willow and many other relativities and friends.

Funeral services for Jo Shields will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2008, at the Mangum Church of Christ with Todd McRay officiating. Interment will follow at the Willow Cemetery under the direction of Greer Funeral Home of Mangum.

The family will greet friends on Monday, November 3, 2008, at Greer Funeral Home from 6 until 7 p.m.

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