Mary Jo McGowan

Mary Jo McGowan age 81 of McCool Jct, NE died Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at York, NE.She was born August 14, 1936 in York County to George and Regina (Jokerst) Heser. Mary Jo was a longtime York area bookkeeper and was a member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church in York. On August 18, 1962 she was married to Lawrence A. McGowan at York. Mary Jo was an avid card player and enjoyed wintering in Texas for many years. Her pride and joy was attending her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities.

She is survived by her husband Lawrence of McCool Jct, son Steve (Becky) McGowan of York, her daughters Cheryl (Jeff) Harlow and Bonnie (Wayne) Richardson, both of York.

Her grandchildren include: Derek (Dayle) Harlow of Geneva, NE, Marcus Harlow and fiancé Makayla Urban of Lincoln, Jennifer Harlow of York, Elizabeth Harlow of Omaha, NE, Colby Hobbs of Lincoln, NE, Kelsey (Matt) Danhauer of Marquette, NE, Kirby Hobbs of Lincoln, Gabe Hobbs and Dana Hobbs of York, Dylan McGowan and fiancé Courtney Naber of York, and Cody (Kylie) McGowan of York. Her great grandchildren include: Colton McGowan of York, Taylor Harlow and Beau Harlow both of Geneva and Marley Danhuaer of Marquette. Also surviving is a brother Thomas (Sandy) Heser of Omaha, brothers-in-law Ed Tienert of York and James McGowan of McCool Jct, and sister-in-law Barbara (Gaylord) Songster of York.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: John Heser and Richard and his wife Rosemary Heser.

A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 13, 2017 at St Joseph Catholic Church in York with Monsignor James Reinert officiating. Inurnmen in St. Joseph Cemetery following services. A Rosary service was held at 6:00 p.m., Sunday November 12, 2017 at Metz Chapel. Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation.

Condolences may be emailed to Metz Mortuary Messages will be given to the family.