Ms. Jo Anne (Cox) Maugh, daughter of Orlie and Evelyn Cox, was born in Mercer County, Missouri, on May 24, 1943. She went to be with our Lord in Heaven on October 1, 2011 in Rockwall, Texas, at the age of 68 years, four months and six days.
Jo was a graduate of New Virginia High School, New Virginia, Iowa, in 1961 with the honor of being salutatorian. She attended Northeast Missouri State College, Kirksville Osteopathic College, and was a graduate of Northwest Missouri State College in 1966. She later received her master’s degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Ms Maugh was employed by Marion Laboratories in Kansas City in regulatory affairs for over 30 years. She continued her work after moving to the Dallas, Texas, area in 1999. At the time of her death she was working at ZS Pharma in Fort Worth, Texas.
In October, 1967 she was married to Gary Maugh in St. Joseph, Missouri. They resided in Belton, Missouri, and a daughter, Christine Marie, was born in 1971.
Jo was a loving mother, godmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She leaves behind a legacy of generosity and kindness. Jo was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Rockwall, Texas.
Jo was preceded in death by her parents; her half-brother, Phillip Cox; and brothers-in-law Bill Everett and Derald Carson.
She is survived by her daughter, Christine Hartley and husband Wesley of Royse City, Texas; grandchildren Tiffany, Madilyn, and Geoffrey; godson Andy Maugh ; sisters Mary Jane Carson, and Linda Everett of Cabool, Missouri; nephews Allen Carson and wife Karla and Michael Everett and wife Amy; and great-nieces Kaycee and Kelsey Carson.
Services are to be held at Lake Pointe Church on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Memorial donations may be made to: Speedway Children’s Charities, P.O. Box 500, Fort Worth, TX 76101.
Jo will be remembered by many for her love of life and her generosity. She often expressed how blessed her life had been and how she wanted to share her blessings with others. Willie Nelson concerts, Farm Aid, NASCAR (Tony Stewart and Rusty Wallace) and shopping were some her favorite times. She loved to shop and frequently would tell the clerk, “Have a blessed day.” She could jump in and paint, or pack, or clean when the need arose. Projects of “quillows” and placemats, corn bags and potato pockets were made for family and friends. Jo loved Christmas and birthdays as it gave her the opportunity to shower gifts on family and friends. They will all miss her dearly.