Mary Josephine (Wege) Horton was born February 22, 1939, in St. Clere, Kansas to George and Margaret (Kennedy) Wege where she was welcomed by her two siblings M. Jeannine Rodecap and Kenneth Wege. Mary Jo joined her beloved husband of 43 years, Merrill Horton, along with her parents and siblings in heaven on August 28, 2022. Mary Jo is survived by her children, Darrell (Karen) Horton of Henderson, NV; Laura Johnson of Tucson, AZ; Galen (Karen) Horton of Ormond Beach, FL; and Janet Horton of Tucson, AZ. Mary Jo is also survived by her grandchildren Kevin (Sabrina) Horton, Amy Johnson, Alex Horton, Daniel Horton, Aidan Johnson, and great grandchildren Kinsley and Brooks Horton.
Mary Jo grew up in Topeka, Kansas and moved to Tucson, Arizona with her husband and family in 1978. In addition to creating a loving home she held a variety of jobs, mostly clerical. Mary Jo enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening and traveling. She had a sharp mind and competitive spirit for cards, scrabble and puzzles. Always with a willing ear and loving heart, she cherished her family and friends, she loved to laugh and have fun.
In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the Arizona Symphonic Winds P.O. Box 41091, Tucson, AZ 85717 to support their free park concerts that she enjoyed for years with her husband and family; to the Alzheimer's Association: ALZ.org or to a charity of your choice.
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