McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel

8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS


Mary Jo Hallberg

November 22, 1936February 2, 2020

Mary Jo (Davis) Hallberg, 83, passed away in her sleep on February 2, 2020. She was the wife of Chet Hallberg, with whom she shared 65 wonderful years of marriage.

Born in Pascagoula, Mississippi November 22, 1936, she was the daughter of Otto and Mabel Davis. She graduated from Moss Point MS High School in 1954. She then attended Nurses training at the Independence, Missouri Sanitarium. She was a career private-duty nurse for 50 years and enjoyed being a youth camp nurse during summers in Maine. She also volunteered as an American Red Cross nurse for almost 30 years, working many disasters from Alaska to the Virgin Islands.

She was a life-long member of Community of Christ Church. She and her husband enjoyed amateur radio (call sign K0TGU) and supporting many public service events. She was a member of Masonic Eastern Star and an Ararat Shrine Lady. She will be remembered as a kind, fun-loving person. She was the best of friends with all that knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Chet; her children, David (Melinda), Kevin (Becky) and Alan (Shannon); her sisters, Jean Carol David (Nelson) and twin sister, Margaret Ann Athey (Charles); grandchildren, Jeremy, Abby and Sophia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Mabel and her brother, Larry Davis.

She had excellent care from the caring people at Brookdale College Square for 4 ½ years.

Her visitation will begin at 11:30am on Saturday, February 8th followed by her funeral service at 1pm at McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her honor to the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org or to Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.lovetotherescue.org. Online condolences may be left at www.mcgilleyhoge.com.


  • Otto and Mabel Davis, Parents (deceased)
  • Larry Davis, Brother (deceased)
  • Chester "Chet" Hallberg, Husband
  • David Hallberg (Melinda), Son
  • Kevin Hallberg (Becky), Son
  • Alan Hallberg (Shannon), Son
  • Jeremy, Abby and Sophia, Grandchildren
  • Jean Carol David (Nelson), Sister
  • Margaret Ann Athey (Charles), Sister

  • David Hallberg
  • Kevin Hallberg
  • Alan Hallberg
  • Jeremy Hallberg
  • Phil Athey
  • Brad Athey


  • Visitation Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Committal Service Saturday, February 8, 2020


Mary Jo Hallberg

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Kalyn McCune

February 6, 2020

I was one of the many caregivers of our sweet Mary Jo. She was a spitfire indeed. But what I loved and admired most was her love for her husband, Chet. I even more so admired his loving devotion to her every day of her life. He always brought her a cookie, and in the beginning he would get her all dolled up, lipstick and all for a cruise in his car. Their marriage was beautiful and I will forever remember their love for one another.

I'll see you one day in Heaven Mary Jo.