A rosary will be recited for Mary Jo Lunsford, 89, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crema[auth] tory. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at St. Peterâ€™s Catholic Church with Father Paul Juniet officiating.
Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Mary passed away, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in the comfort of her home. Mary Jo was born Aug. 2, 1921, to Henry Osborn Sims and Marry Allie Hughes in Navera County, Texas.
She has been an active member of the Roswell community for the past 47 years, as well as an active member of the St. Peterâ€™s Catholic Church. Mary was also a member of the sorority Beta Sigma Phi. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughters: Glenda Ramer of Coos Bay, Ore., Anita Johnson and husband, Terry, of Roswell, Allie Bishop and husband, Curtis, of Gardner, Kan., Sharma Simpson and husband, Ron, of Carlsbad, and Marla Pitman and husband, Frank, of Roswell; sons: Gary Lunsford and wife, Linda, of Pinon, Tom Lunsford and wife, JoAnn, of Topeka, Kan., Mike Lunsford and wife, Elaine, of Westover, Ala., and Larry Lunsford and wife, Freddie, of Buckley, Wash.; 17 grandchildren; 30 greatgrandchildren; sister -inlaw, Flo Lunsford, of Artesia; brother-in-law, Lowell Betow, of Ponca City, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glen; granddaughter, Tammy Johnson; sisters: Hilda Whitaker, Lonnie Foster and Ozie Barry; and son-in-law, Frank Ramer. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.