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Mary Jo Martin Netherton, 73, of Shelbyville died Thursday, August 31, 2017 in Shelbyville.
She had dual membership at First Christian Church Morehead and First Christian Church Shelbyville. She was a retired teacher having taught French for 40 years at Morehead State University and abroad thru the Kentucky Institute for International Studies. She was a member of Chi Omega and was a Chi Omega advisor for Epsilon Theta Chapter at Morehead State University for many years. She was a patron of the Shelby County Community Theatre and an advocate for Eating Disorders Awareness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Joe Netherton and her parents, Elijah Wilcoxson and Nina Arlene Stewart Martin.
She is survived by her daughter, Jane Ashley Netherton, Shelbyville; sister, Jane Stewart Martin, Shelbyville and granddog, Shelby.
A special thanks to her caregivers, Janet Childress, Carol Funk and Pillars Staff.
In Mary Jo's memory the family request donations be made to MSU Foundation, Inc., Desnigate: Mary Jo Netherton Scholarship, 150 University Blvd., UPO Box 1887, Morehead, KY 40351 or Shelby County Community Theatre, 801 Main Street, Shelbyville, KY 40065.
A Celebration of Life Gathering for Mary Jo & Larry Netherton will be held 3:00-7:00 P.M. Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Outdoor Pavilion at First Christian Church Shelbyville, 1000 Eminence Pike, Shelbyville, KY 40065.
Published on September 5, 2017
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