Mary Joann Teresa Klein Woods of Forney, Tx went home to Jesus on April 3rd, 2023. She was born in Norfolk, Nebraska on February 17th, 1944 to John Frances Klein and Mary Joan Klein.
She is survived by her loving husband of more than 50 years, Marlen “Yank” Woods, children Michael Ferris, Kelly Jones, John Woods, Jody Woods, step-daughter Debbie Alexander, eleven grandchildren, one great grandchild, brothers John Klein, Steve Klein and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her sister Julie (Klein) Champion.
She is remembered as a loving & giving wife, mom, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend.
Memorial Mass at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas on April 10th at 11:00 AM.
Kathy Rohrer Bjorklund
I’m so sorry to hear of Mary Jo’s death. It was wonderful to be a cousin of all of you in your family. Growing up and coming to Dallas was something I always looked forward to. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Love, Kathy.
Sweet Jo I will miss you. Love your sound. One of the hard es t working women I know.. she felt like family to me tho we met thru her daughter n law.
I saw her to be so smart and so beautiful . Always offering a hug and kind words to me.
If anyone knew her they knew how she loved all the grand vabies but those she raised….certain speciality as I witness it myself..
Such a good heart and a awesome cool and baker. Sjw treated Mr and Gabrielle so good.
I’m so sad she’s no longer here… soar high with our Lord I pray to see you some day. Rest easy Jo. Loved you
Antoinette (Toni) Stone Collins
To Jo’s Family, I am Bill Stone’s Oldest daughter. Jo and I had one face to face visit in all of these years, but we always felt close to each other since Grandma Taber would tell us stories about the other one. Jo was born on Feb 17, 1944 and I was born on February 16, 1945. Wish we could have had more time together on this earth, but definitely plan on spending LOTS of time in heaven!
John F. Klein Jr.
Where do I start when I think about my big sister and best friend Mary Jo Klein-Woods? She was my body guard and protector when I was a little boy. It’s not so much that I have a memory of those times, but more a memory of all the stories I remember that our mom and dad told me growing up. She beat up many bigger boys who tried to pick on her little brother. The more memories I have of our earlier days, were ones of a big sister and little brother who spat continuously. But, as we got older we became much closer and much better friends. We spent many days together going out to Chinese dinners and movies. She came out to my apartment when I was in college and helped me clean it up many times. She sent a letter of recommendation to my Law school, and was the reason I was accepted to law school and became a lawyer. She was a big factor in naming all my children. For my entire life, she was always there for me whenever I needed her. She was a wonderful sister, a wonderful wife, a wonderful mother, and a wonderful grandmother. She worked hard and loved all of her family with everything she had. And, she had a special love for all her grandchildren. She was a fine Christian and a wonderful woman. So in closing, I will send my Angel of a sister an Irish Blessing.
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the
Palm of his hand.
John F. Klein Jr and wife Sara Reid-Klein
John F. Klein III
And all my grandchildren,