Mary Jo DeFoor, age 85 of Ooltewah, TN, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Erlanger Hospital.
Mary was born on April 6, 1933 in rural North GA to the late William Isaac Davis and Maggie Nola Davis. She was also preceded in death by: her brothers and sisters, Myrtle Caldwell, Thelma Moon, Opal Wilson, Paul Davis, Tony (Red) Davis, Watson Davis, and Bill Davis.
Although raised during the depression and with limited early education, as a young mother she pursued lessons in voice at Lee University and became known in her circles for her singing ability. She became well read in her Seventh Day Adventist beliefs endeavoring to continue a pursuit of knowledge about her Church and its relevancy to her life and her loved ones. This was all accomplished while being a young wife and raising three children.
Mary is survived by: her husband of 70 years Kenneth (Bo) DeFoor; her children: daughter, Mona Leth; two sons, Byron (Susan) DeFoor and Ken (Judy) DeFoor; grandchildren; Ross Leth, Kenny DeFoor (Nichole), Arlyn Haycock, Blake DeFoor (Jennifer), Joel DeFoor, Larson Bennett (Max) and Claire DeFoor; and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and Nephews.
The family will receive friends on January 9th from 4 PM to 7 PM at Thomas Funeral Home in Calhoun, GA.
Funeral services will be conducted on January 10th at 12:30 PM at the Calhoun Seventh Day Adventist Church in Calhoun, GA.
You may leave the family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home oversees the arrangements for Mary Joe DeFoor, age 85 of Ooltewah, TN.