Obituary: Mary Jo Buckley


A memorial gathering for Mary Jo Buckley, 68, of DeWitt, was held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, Bettendorf.

Mrs. Buckley died Monday, May 6, 2019.

Mary Jo Brugman was born April 28, 1951, in Clinton, the daughter of Leo and Alice (Scott) Brugman.

She married Larry Buckley on July 6, 1974, in Clinton.

She was employed at the McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home as their administrative assistant and hairdresser.

Her hobbies were going to the casino with her husband and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Erica; a granddaughter, Eleana (Dylan Kaczinski); and a great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lee.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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