Mary Jo Bryson, 76, St. Joseph, MO

Published 04/14 2014 08:58AM

Updated 04/14 2014 08:59AM

Mary Jo Bryson, 76, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at her home.

Mary Jo was born January 29, 1938 to Roy and Mary Elizabeth (Glazebrook) Bryson in Sedalia, Missouri. She graduated from Missouri Methodist Hospital of Nursing in 1959.

Mary Jo began her career in nursing at St. Joseph State Hospital, where she later became Director of Nursing, retiring after 41 years.

Mary Jo served her country in the Air National Guard, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Mary Jo was a Christian and was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert Bryson.

Survivors include brothers, Roy (Elaine) Bryson, John Bryson, all of Sedalia; numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services 11:30 am, Tuesday at Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Missouri, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rev. Ted Francis officiating. There will be no visitation or services at our Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice or State Fair Community College to go to the nursing program.

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