Mary Jo Smock Sheward

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Mary Jo Smock Sheward

August 08, 1935 - November 02, 2018

Mary Jo Smock Sheward, 83, of Frankton, passed away Nov. 2, 2018, at her daughter's residence.
She was born Aug. 8, 1935, in Elwood, and resided most of her life in Frankton.
Mary Jo graduated with bachelor and masters degrees from Purdue University, and retired from teaching after 42 years of service.
She was a member of Elwood East Main Street Christian Church, Swayzee (Elwood) Chapter 345 Order of the Eastern Star, Madison County 4-H Association, Alexandria Eagles Lodge, and the Elwood Elks Lodge.
She enjoyed teaching science, sewing, coaching, 4-H judging, watching football and basketball, especially Purdue and the Colts, shopping, taking care of her animals and 4-H mentoring. She also loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren.
Mary Jo is survived by her children, Michael (Patricia) Sheward, and Jana (Brian) Heritier; grandchildren, Eric Heritier, Luke Sheward, Emma Sheward; brother-in-law, Chick Sheward; great-aunt, Doneta Williams; special caretaker friend, Missy Tanner; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Sheward; mother, Madonna Smock Saffer; father, Dallas Smock; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Jane Smock.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at the funeral home, with Gary Simmons officiating. Burial will take place in Sunset Memorial Park, Elwood.
Following the procession, there will be a celebration of her life at the Alexandria Eagles where we are encouraging all friends and family to share your favorite stories.
Memorial contributions may be made to Madison County 4-H Association.
Published on November 6, 2018
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Thursday November 08, 2018

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory

200 West 53rd Street, Anderson, IN, USA

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Friday November 09, 2018

11:30 AM

Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory

200 West 53rd Street, Anderson, IN, USA


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Alisa (Benton) Briones
Nov 09, 2018
I have very fond memories growing up having Mary jo as a neighbor. She not only taught me to see, but always helped with the foods for 4H.
Michael Walker
Nov 08, 2018
So sorry to her of your mother's passing. Mrs Steward was my 8th grade science teacher at the old brick middle school before it was torn down. She instilled a love of science at an early age and was a favorite teacher of mine. So many good memories of her as a teacher. Love to the family at this difficult time.