Mary Jo Devine

January 18, 1930 - December 18, 2017

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Friday, December 22, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel


Friday, December 22, 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel


Mary Jo Devine, 87, of Rome City died Monday, December 18, 2017, at 6:20 p.m. in Chandler Place, Kendallville.

She was born January 18, 1930, in Wabash to Edgar D. and Ada (Unger) Alexander.

On October 27, 1948, in Wabash she married James Philip “Phil” Devine. He preceded her in death on April 4, 2017.

Mrs. Devine had worked at JC Penney in Kendallville, the Corner Store in Kendallville, Lakeland Title in Wolcottville, and part-time at Anatomy of a Flower in Wolcottville and the Rome City Golf Club.

She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City, Rome City American Legion Post 381 Auxiliary, and Kendallville VFW Post 2749 Auxiliary.

Surviving are two sons, Alex Jay Devine of Wolcottville and Timothy Lee (Cindy) Devine of LaGrange; three grandchildren, Dustin Devine, Nicole (Eric) Miller, and Tiffany Devine; and four great-grandchildren, Kinsley Miller, Brantley Miller, Makayla Devine, and Courtlyn Devine.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Debra Devine Glass and Rob Glass; two sisters, Shirley Ann Alexander and Cornelia “Connie” Drook; and two brothers, Darwin J. Alexander and Ramon L. Alexander.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 22, 2017, at 1 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Father Bernard Ramenaden of St. Gaspar Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City at a later date.

Calling is Friday, December 22, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the League for the Blind, 5821 South Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46816

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Guest Book

December 21st, 2017 2:52pm

Dear Devine family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Mary Jo. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also. Additional comforting scriptures can be found at search:comfort.

Tom and Jane Hulen
December 21st, 2017 8:35am

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you

Corey Kain
December 20th, 2017 1:43pm
Angola, IN

Your mother was a very sweet and loving woman she will be greatly missed enjoyed talking with her so sorry for your loss.

Kevin Knott
December 19th, 2017 4:29pm
Boulder, CO

Dear Tim and Cindy, My condolences and prayers. My memories of Mary Jo live on. She was such a sweet person and a great mom. Kevin and Ronda

Cindy Wilks
December 19th, 2017 3:50pm

Alex and Tim, So sorry to hear about your moms passing. She was on of my favorite co-workers at Penneys and the Corner Store. We had a lot of good fun there. May she rest in peace, and your familys also be at peace. Cindy

Judy Campbell
December 19th, 2017 3:43pm

Alex, So very sorry for the loss of your sweet Mom. Keep her memory close to your heart. Hope you are well.