Mary Lilley

Obituary of Mary Jo Lilley

Mary Jo Lilley, age 79, of Fairmont, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Mary Jo was born in Fairmont on October 13, 1940. Daughter of the late Wayne Tinder and Pauline Durant Shipley. Mary Jo worked in retail for many years, and later enjoyed being a caretaker to the elderly. First and foremost, Mary Jo was a dedicated mother and grandmother, loving her children and grandchildren, especially enjoying being “Mamaw” to her great grandchildren, Joanna and Savannah. She also was looking forward to the birth of her first great grandson due in October. Mary Jo enjoyed shopping, reading, word puzzles, and watching westerns although her greatest passion was her family. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her. Mary Jo is survived by Donald Lilley, husband companion and caretaker; son Greg Lilley; son-in-law John Michael; as well as Mike and Michelle Scheckel; sister Lora Berry Hamilton; brothers Wayne “Sonny” Tinder, and Donald Shipley; grandchildren, Zachary Lilley and wife Cindy Lilley, Caitlyn Michael, Cameron Michael, Corey Lilley, and Josh and Heather Cease; great grandchildren Joanna Lilley and Savannah Lilley; the Arnett Family; and Sheri Logan. In addition to her parents Mary Jo is proceeded in death by her beloved daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Michael and sister Betty Lou “Boo” Arnett. Family will be holding a memorial service to celebrate Mary Jo’s life at a later date. The family has entrusted the arrangements to Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
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