Mary Jo Fitzpatrick
Mary Jo Fitzpatrick, 66, North Liberty, crossed over peacefully at her home, Monday, July 7, 2014, after spending the day with her loving family. Before she passed, she commented that the cancer was gone and her dad was with her. Her passing came seven years to the day following his.
A Parish Vigil Service was held July 10 at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service. Memorial contributions in her honor can be made to Miracles in Motion of Swisher, or Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Johnson County and may be sent to PO Box 167, Iowa City, IA 52244.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 14 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, with entombment in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.
Mary Jo is survived by her devoted husband of 46 years, Kerry Fitzpatrick; children Kelly Fitzpatrick, Kyle (Leslie) Fitzpatrick, Kristi (Troy) Fitzpatrick, and Ryan Fitzpatrick; grandchildren Mikey, Mitchell, Emily, Skye, Julia, Veda, Fisher, Heather, Mallory, Skylar, Michael, and Anna. She is survived by her beloved mother, LaVerne Stautberg, brothers Bill (Paula) Stautberg, Bob (Teri) Stautberg, Jim (Sue) Stautberg, and Paul (Shelagh) Stautberg, sister-in-law Kathy Stautberg, and sisters Carol (Scott) Rush and Julie (Tom) Holtmeier. She was preceded in death by her father, William Stautberg, brother, Jerry Stautberg, and nephew, Benjamin Holtmeier.
Mary Jo was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Iowa City during the summer of 1985. She was a teaching associate at Ernest Horn Elementary for 21 years.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com