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11/4/2012 Email this articlePrint this article 
Mary Jo Bragg-Paarmann
Mary Jo Bragg-Paarmann
Mary Jo Bragg-Paarmann, 64, of DeWitt, died Nov. 4, 2012, after suffering a stroke following surgery.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt. The Rev. Ron Rafferty will officiate. Burial will be in Coal Valley Cemetery, Coal Valley, Ill., following the funeral luncheon. Pallbearers will be Kristofer Grieson, Warren Hughey, Steve Palmer Jr., Jonah Paarmann, Christopher Postell and Michael Postell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Walter Hughey II, Joseph Hughey, Stephanie Grieson, Tia Struberg and Sheldon Palmer.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt.

Mary Jo was born in 1948 in Washington, to John P. Palmer Jr. and Myrna L. Armstrong Palmer.

Most of Mary Jo's professional life was working in the health system.

She enjoyed music, teaching women's Bible study, crocheting, camping and spending time with friends and family.

She held several major offices in the Methodist church, she was a lay leader, chairman of the outreach committee and taught many Bible studies.

Mary Jo was married to Bruce W. Bragg, who preceded her in death. She married Glenn F. Paarmann July 5, 2008, in DeWitt.

Surviving are her husband; a son, Eric (Lorri) LaMarr of Granite City, Ill.; a daughter, Barbara A. (Walter) Hughey of Manchester; step-daughters Nichole Bragg Crable of Belton, Mo., Cynthia (Joe) Garcia of Sturgeon, Mo., and Coleen (Todd) Hughes of Grand Mound; step-sons Mark Paarmann and David (Tracy) Paarmann, both of DeWitt; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers Stephen E. (Theresa) Palmer of Coal Valley, Ill., and Scott Palmer of Davenport; sisters, Toni (Brent) Coy-Price of East Moline, Ill., and Lynn (Steve) Bachelder of Rio, Ill.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mary Jo also was preceded in death by her parents, step-parents and grandparents.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfuneral homes.com.


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