Mary Jo Eberwine
February 22, 1935 ‒ April 11, 2018
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Mary Josephine “Mary Jo” (Talbot) Eberwine, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in the presence of loving family members.
Mary Jo was born on February 22, 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland the daughter of Homer and Ella (DeLong) Talbot. She was raised in Coshocton, Ohio where she met and married her husband of 64 years Paul Eberwine. Mary Jo received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Pikeville, Kentucky and her Masters of Education from Bowling Green University. Mary Jo and Paul lived in San Antonio, Germany, Columbus and Newark before settling in Mount Vernon in 1962.
Mary Jo was a devoted educator and advocate for individuals with disabilities having served as a teacher at New Hope School for over 25 years, after which she became Superintendent of New Hope Schools and Industries. Among her many accomplishments was the hard work in helping pass the levy to build the new school building for New Hope, creating the client work program and working tirelessly for the New Hope clients, helping them to live and enjoy fulfilling lives.
Mary Jo was known for wit and unrelenting loyalty. Those who knew and loved Mary Jo will sadly miss her insights, drive and strength. She was a devoted wife and mother that cherished her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Eberwine of Mount Vernon; her children, Paula Jo (Martin) Blubaugh of Danville and James “Jim” (Joan-Marie) Eberwine of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Brock (Robin Barrett) Blubaugh of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Paul Eberwine and Grace Eberwine both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by twin grandsons, Brad and Brett Blubaugh.
The family has held a private graveside service. The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Mary Josephine (Talbot) Eberwine.
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