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Tribute to Mary Jo Maroney

Memorial Service Photos

In memory of Mary Jo Maroney

Mary Jo Maroney died Sunday, October 11, of cancer. She was a passionate and hardworking activist for racial and environmental justice and peace, a stalwart member of the Gateway Greens, and she loved her scooter. We miss her devotion and her smile.

Services for Mary Jo were held on Thursday, October 15th at 7 p.m., at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen St. Springfield, IL 62703.

A memorial service was also held in St. Louis on Sunday, October 18th at 2 p.m, at the Central Reform Congregation (CRC), 5020 Waterman Blvd. St. Louis, MO.

Mary Jo’s wish was to have donations made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America in lieu of flowers. An everlasting memorial will be available at The obituary may be viewed here. Mary Jo's family appreciates all the love, support, and messages written for her. If you have pictures of her, please email Marybeth at


Mary Jo Maroney, (Miriam Shoshanah) 46, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Springfield, died Sunday October 11, 2009 at Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Springfield, June 28, 1963 the daughter of Donald E. and F. Carolyn Bregant Maroney. Her grandparents, her father, and two brothers, Robert Bregant and Jeff Maroney proceeded her in death.

Mary Jo worked for GPH as a provider relations specialist in St. Louis. She was very active in civic, social and political organizations, including a member of the Green Party and a political activist. She was a member of the Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, MO.

Surviving are her mother, Carolyn Miller of Springfield, her sisters, Jeannie (husband Steve) Koskey of Springfield, Jeanette (husband Pat) Riley of Athens, IL, and Becky (husband Chuck) Young of Loami, IL, her brother Donald (wife Tammy) Maroney of Atlanta, GA, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Cremations Rites will be accorded by the Bisch Crematory.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday October 15, 2009 at the Bisch & Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen Springfield, IL Rabbi Susan Talve will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date in Roselawn Memorial Park.

In Lieu of flowers, those that wish may direct memorial contributions to The Sarcoma Foundation of America 9884 Main St. P.O. Box 458 Damascus, MD 20872

Please visit the online Life Remembered Story at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

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