Mary Jo Murphy

Mary Jo Murphy, 83, of Tiffin, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 27, 2013, at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin.

She was born Sept. 10, 1929, in Tiffin, to Lewis and Verdene (Martin) Staib.

Survivors include her three sons, Michael P. Distel, Robert J. Distel and Anthony L. Distel; two daughters, Allyson (Raymond) Distel-Leisy of Wooster and Peggy (Jonathan) Murphy-Crum of Tiffin; one sister, Cherie B. Staib-Ponce of Tiffin; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jack R. and Jan L. Staib.

Mary Jo graduated from Tiffin Columbian High School and worked as a switch board operator at Mohawk Motors. She was a member of Tiffin Women of the Moose Lodge No. 846 and enjoyed the many friends and good times she had there. Mary Jo enjoyed crossword puzzles, golfing, playing cards; especially pinochle and euchre and enjoyed eating Reese’s peanut butter cups.

A sharing of memories and a reflection of life will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.

Friends may visit with the family from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Community Hospice Care and the staff and volunteers at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center, Tiffin, for their care and friendship.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice Care or Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center.

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