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Mary Jo Richmond

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

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Mary Jo Richmond, daughter of the late Dotson Scruggs and Verna Cooper Scruggs, was born on Aug. 31, 1929, at Akron, Ohio, and died in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeay on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at the age of 75.

Mrs. Richmond was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a former teacher in the Dexter Public School System, a former two-term President of the Dexter Community Teacher's Association, past President of the Southeast Missouri Classroom Teacher's Association, past President of the Southeast Missouri District Guidance Association, past Secretary-Treasurer of the Missouri State Guidance Association, a past member of the Legislative and Resolution Committee of the Missouri State Teacher's Association, former committee member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association and a member of the Stoddard County Retired Teacher's Association.

After retirement from the Dexter Public School System, she organized MJ's Fashion Accessories, Inc. and Decor in which she developed successful businesses in wholesale and retail activities.

She was united in marriage to Winfield "Windy" Richmond on May 20, 1950, at Dexter. Mr. Richmond survives of the home in Dexter.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Randal W. Richmond of Dexter.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, in the First Baptist Church with Dr. Ron Wilcoxson and Rev. Don Kennedy officiating.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Dexter, "Wings of Faith".