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Mary Jo (Huffman) Huntley 1939-2021


Posted By: Barry R Huntsinger (email)
Date: 4/28/2021 at 14:08:11

Mary Jo Huntley, the daughter of Clarence and Ruby (Medlicott) Huffman was born on January 15, 1939 in Storm Lake Iowa. She died Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 82 years.

Mary Jo graduated from Sioux City, Iowa High School before attending beauty school, graduating in 1960.

Mary Jo married Lonnie “Bud” Huntley on December 16, 1961. The couple moved to Estherville where Mary Jo worked as a beautician at the Stylist downtown. She started her own business, Mary Jo’s Beauty Shop in the basement of the family home on 6th street in 1977.

Mary Jo was a member of the Estherville Lutheran Church, the Ladies Guild, the church board, the VFW Auxiliary, was a Boy and Girl Scout leader, and helped with Meals on Wheels. In her free time, she enjoyed playing bridge, reading, visiting people, shopping, and her cats.

She loved her grandchildren, and kept up with everything they were involved in. Mary Jo was known and loved by many for her quiet and patient personality. She was extremely caring and always put others first. She was truly a special person, one of a kind.

Mary Jo is survived by her husband Lonnie “Bud” Huntley, Estherville; her children, Molly Jo (Eric) Anderson, Estherville, Lon “Sam” (Becky) Huntley, Smithville Missouri, and Chad (Tami) Huntley, Gainsville, Georgia; her six grandchildren; her brother, Danny (Sue)Huffman, Grundy Center, Iowa and sister-in-law, Phyllis Huffman of Omaha, Nebraska.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Ruby (Medlicott) Huffman, and her brother, Gene Huffman.

A funeral service was held Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with interment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville.

(Source: Henry-Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, Iowa.)


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