Mary Jo Carter
September 1, 1938 – August 28, 2020
MISHAWAKA- Mary Jo Carter, 81, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020, in her home surrounded by her family.
Mary Jo was born on September 1, 1938 in Mishawaka as the daughter of Arthur and Geraldine (Myers) Huys. Mary Jo married her beloved husband James W. Carter on July 13, 1957, in Mishawaka recently celebrating 63 years of a loving marriage. He survives along with their children, Christine (Scott) Eggers of Chicago, Michael (Sharron) Carter of Mishawaka, Catherine (Robert) Gentry of Dowagiac, Michele (David) Van Tubbergen of Mishawaka. She was the proud grandmother of four grandchildren, Courtney, Allyson, Carley and McKenna as well as her great-grandchildren Cody, Wyatt, Kendall, and Jackson. She is survived by three brothers Gerald, Kenneth, and Richard Huys. Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Donald and Henry Huys. She loved all things beautiful, sunflowers, hummingbirds, bright colors, and above all else her family.
Mary Jo will forever be in our hearts as she takes her well-deserved place in heaven. Mary Jo was a devoted Catholic and devout believer in Christ our Lord.
Mary Jo was a beautician in the area for thirty years, and was also employed as a library clerk, and worked for Harbor Light Hospice and Home Instead to bring comfort and love to others. She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church and was a member of the St. Anthony Society.
The Family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 1, from 2:00 – 8:00 pm in Hahn Funeral Home 505 W. 8th Street Mishawaka where a rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm, and visitation one hour prior to service at the church. Due to current public health and safety standards for COVID-19, social distancing will be enforced, and face masks required.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, September 2, at 10:30, am in Queen of Peace Catholic Church 4508 Vistula Road Mishawaka, IN 46544. A private burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery Mishawaka.
The family request that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Queen of Peace Church or Harbor Light Hospice 1820 E. Day Road Mishawaka, IN 46545
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