Mary Jo Lemont, 73, of Brazil, passed away June 5, 2006, at 8:05 a.m. at her residence with her loving family surrounding her.
She was born Nov. 18, 1932, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Joe and Esther Kemper Shake.
She graduated from Garfield High School Class of 1950. She married Bob Lemont on Jan. 6, 1951; he survives.
For many years she helped her parents operate the Mansfield General Store. She liked to sew, travel and her home was always open to family and friends. During the Covered Bridge Festival she would sell her homemade crafts, baked breads and various soups. Most recently she enjoyed creating unique red hats for Red Hat Society members. She also looked forward to gathering monthly for dinner with her "Forever Friends" group that originated in 1952 while their husbands were serving their country overseas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, R. Curtis Lemont in March 1982.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Lemont of Brazil; her children, Robinne Harris and husband Geoff, Renee Stewart and husband Gary, Ryan Lemont, all of Brazil, Bob Lemont, Jr. of Mansfield, and Chelly Sands of Terre Haute; grandchildren, B.J. Hawkins and husband Kelly, Bruce Hines, Jr. and wife Teresa, J.C. Roe, Ashley Stewart, Robert (Trey) Lemont III, John Sands, Jacob Sands, and Krislin Lemont; great-grandchildren, Kloe and Kelly Hawkins, Reagann Bohannon, Kennedie Stewart, Haven Morgan, and Sydney and Bruce Hines III; one sister and brother-in-law, George and Ilene Ralston Jr., of Terre Haute, brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Jo Ann Shake of Morrow, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Amelia Stedman and friend Al Wood; a brother-in-law, Paul Lemont and wife Margaret, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Cremation is scheduled and a Celebration of Mary Jo's life will take place at the Mansfield Country Store on Saturday, June 10, 2006, from 5-8 p.m. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family for her remembrance.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Community Historic Preservation Fund, c/o Parke County Community Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 276, Rockville, IN 47872.
Arrangements were entrusted to French Funeral Home. Light a candle in her memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.