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Mary Jo Plumadore

November 26, 1949April 28, 2021
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On April 28, 2021, Mary Jo Plumadore began asking questions of our Lord after a battle with liver cancer. Mary Jo Strouse was born on November 26, 1949 to Larry Strouse and Alice (Kemble) Strouse in Davenport, Iowa. She was dedicated at First Baptist Church. She graduated from Davenport West High School in 1968. Mary Jo stayed close to home for a few years, attending Marycrest College. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1972, tending bar to earn money for her nursing degree. Mary Jo worked at the Cook County Hospital emergency room in Chicago and Osteopathic Hospital in labor and delivery and emergency. She married Dale Holder June 3, 1979, and when her daughter Amanda was born, she made the decision to stay home and cleaned houses once Amanda was in school. She entered the retail world, working at a Big and Tall/formal wear shops. Mary Jo also was a compassionate pharmacy technician. She was happily married to Mark Plumadore on February 12, 2011 at All Saints Lutheran Church (where they attended) and then retired to enjoy one of her favorite hobbies, quilting. Shortly thereafter, they adopted their dog Chopper. Currently, Mark and Mary Jo are members of First Baptist Church in Davenport. Among her favorite activities was volunteering at the Riverbend food Pantry, as well as other various charitable activities.

Mary Jo left behind no strangers- to her, everyone was a friend. She always had a hug ready for anyone who needed it. Mourning her deeply are her husband, Mark Plumadore, her daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Liam Smith, granddaughter Molly Smith, her sister and brother-in-law, Connie and John Denkmann, sisters-in-law Ruth Ann Downey and Theresa Kahle, and her brother-in-law, Glenn Kahle. Also mourning are eight nieces and nephews in Indiana and Ohio, and two nieces, three grandnieces, and four nephews in Iowa.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her older sister. Mary Jo’s visitation will be Friday, April 30, 2021 from 4 – 7 PM. Her celebration of life services will be on Saturday May 1, 2021, with a viewing from 10:00 to 10:30 AM followed by her funeral service at 10:30 AM, all held at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport, IA. Service will be live streamed at www.facebook.com/weertsfuneral. Memorials can be made to First Baptist Church and King’s Harvest Pet Rescue, both in Davenport, IA. Online condolences may be expressed t www.weertsfh.com

  • FAMILY

  • Larry Strouse, Father (deceased)
  • Alice (Kemble) Strouse, Mother (deceased)
  • Mark Plumadore, Husband
  • Dale Holder, First Husband
  • Amanda Smith, Daughter
  • Liam Smith, Son-in-law
  • Molly Smith, Granddaughter
  • Connie Denkmann, Sister
  • John Denkmann, Brother-in-law
  • Ruth Ann Downey, Sister-in-law
  • Theresa Kahle, Sister-in-law
  • Glenn Kahle, Brother-in-law
  • Also mourning are eight nieces and nephews in Indiana and Ohio, and two nieces, three grandnieces, and four nephews in Iowa.
    She is preceded in death by her parents and her older sister.

Services

  • Visitation Weerts Funeral Home

    Friday, April 30, 2021

  • Funeral Service Weerts Funeral Home

    Saturday, May 1, 2021

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Avery Marvin

May 2, 2021

She was my neighbor and a friend also, she was like a grandma to me and my twin brother.

Roberta Guldner Murphey

May 1, 2021

My deepest condolences to Mary Jo’s Family and friends. I haven’t been in contact with Mary Jo since high school and graduated with her. She was so nice and always smiling and fun to be around. I’m sorry I missed her visitation as I didn’t know about it until tonight. RIP Mary Jo.🙏🏻🙏🏻

Jennie Giebelstein

May 1, 2021

I met Mary Jo when I played softball in Jr High with Amanda. Her smile always lit up the room. I saw her in different places over the years and she would always say hello and ask me if I remembered who she was. She was unforgettable. I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. She will be a presence missed.

Muhammad Siddiqui

April 30, 2021

Mark used to sit next to my cubical. During lunch time, he was always discussing some new recipe with his wife which they will cook in dinner/lunch. They were very loving couple. May God give patience to Mark and bless Mary with kindness in her new life. Ameen



Mark Briggs

April 30, 2021

She lived next door for a number of years and quickly became friends. She always greeted us with a hello and that big, sparkling smile of hers. A special memory we have of her is watching her mow the lawn in her bare feet with a power push mower. When we asked where her shoes were, she acted like she didn’t hear us because the mower was too loud. :-) You did you MJ...and always made us smile. We love ya forever!

Donald Clark

April 29, 2021

The world has lost a beautiful light. Mary Jo was a beautiful woman inside and out. Her friendship meant the world to Tom & I. She was not just a friend, but like a second Mom to us both. Mark and Amanda are in our thoughts.

Steve Mroz

April 29, 2021

I was honored to serve as Best Man at Mary Jo and Mark’s wedding. What a marvelous event! Plume (it’s strange to me to call him “Mark”) had the organist play “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” before the ceremony. Always keeping it fresh. Mary Jo made Plume happy, and vice versa. And now God has another angel to serve Him. May the Lord bless you and keep you, Mary Jo. I’m glad you were in Plume’s life. And thank you for keeping your promise.

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