Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 16, 2014

Mary Jo Hagaman

TRAVERSE CITY — Mary Jo Hagaman, 76, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2014, at Sunrise of North Ann Arbor with her daughter at her side. She was born on Oct. 1, 1937, in Traverse City, to Charles and Helen (Bloom) Kucera.

Mary Jo grew up in Cedar and graduated from Maple City High School. After high school she attended Michigan State University.

She then began work at Cone Drive as an executive secretary, where she worked for 10 years.

Mary Jo married Jerry Hagaman in 1968 in Traverse City. They were happily married for 45 years. They enjoyed traveling, renovating their homes, camping in their RV and spending time at their home in Florida.

She was particularly proud of her three grandchildren, Josh, Caleb and Emma; she produced many handmade knitted items for them to cherish.

Jo had an infectious laugh and a great sense of humor. She faced her many health ordeals with courage and determination. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jerry.

Mary Jo is survived by her daughter, Jodi (Christopher) Overbeek, of Milan; her sister, Louise Hagerty; her brother-in-law, Frank Hagerty; her grandchildren, Joshua, Caleb and Emma Overbeek; her nieces, Kim Hagerty (Antonio) and Tammy Hagerty (Bruce); and nephew, Mckeel Hagerty (Soon).

A memorial service will be held in the spring at Reynolds–Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

The family requests memorials in Mary’s name be made to the American Cancer Society.

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