Mary Jo Gibbs was born in Chariton, Iowa on Sunday, June 3, 1945, to Wendell Skinner and Dorothy (Mauk) Skinner. She was married to Michael Gibbs in August of 1967 in Chariton, Iowa. Mary Jo and Michael were blessed with two children, Amy and Scott. She passed from this life in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Monday, December 13, 2021, at the age of 76.

Mary Jo had a bachelor’s degree in education and was an elementary school teacher for Broken Arrow public schools for over 40 years. She was an amazing cook and enjoyed cooking for everyone she could. She was famous for her cinnamon rolls and sharing her cooking talents with friends and family.

Mary Jo was very active in St. Benedicts Catholic Church. She was also involved in the Sunshine Group, Sewing Guild and Tulsa Herb Society. However, her favorite activity was spending time and loving her grandkids.

Mary Jo’s Visitation will take place at Hayhurst Funeral home in Broken Arrow from 12-8 p.m. on Friday, December 17 with family present between 6-8 p.m. with Rosary services. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 18, 2021 at St. Benedicts Catholic Church. She will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mary Jo is survived by her husband, Michael; daughter, Amy Keeling and husband Brad of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Son, Scott Gibbs of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; four Grandchildren, Caitlin Keeling, Clare Keeling, Camren Keeling, Cydney Keeling; Sister-in-law, Shelby Skinner and Nephew, Kevin Skinner. Mary Jo is also survived by an extensive Gibbs family of sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews, all of which she was extremely close to.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wendell and Dorothy (Mauk) Skinner and brother, Marvin Skinner and in-laws Jim and Jo Gibbs.

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