Mary Jo Jose Petroplus

June 11, 1944 - August 15, 2008

06/11/1944 - 08/15/2008

Past Services

Tuesday August 19, 2008
Peninsula Memorial Park
12750 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
757/930-1197 | Directions
Tuesday August 19, 2008
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
Wheeling, WV
Tuesday August 19, 2008
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home-Bellaire
441-37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Mary Jo ‘Jose’ Petroplus, 64 of St. Clairsville, formerly of Wheeling, died Friday, August 15, 2008 in the Park Health Center.

She was born June 11, 1944 in Wheeling, WV, a daughter of the late A.W. and Mary O’Kane Petroplus.

Mary was a beautician with the former Flambeau and Stone & Thomas, was a member of St. Michael Parish, and was a graduate of Mt. DeChantal Visitation Academy and the Wheeling Beauty College.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her brother in law, Dennis Bowen.

Surviving are 2 children; Terry ‘T.J.’ Petroplus of Wheeling, Dana Yago of Parkersburg, WV, a sister Mary Christine ‘Kissy’ Bowen of Wheeling, a granddaughter, Katherine ‘Katy Mae’ Justice of Parkersburg, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no visitation.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441-37th St., Bellaire.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be extended to the family at

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Mary Jo McCann
8 years ago

I am so saddened to hear of “Jose’s” passing, but I am glad that her suffering is over. Mary Jo was a treasured member of our Class of ’62 at Mount de Chantal. And, she was extra-special to me because we shared our names and almost shared a birthday! I pray that her suffering in the past few years has earned her an express ticket to heaven. I send my sincerest condolances to her sister, Kissy, and to her children and grandchild.

Joe O'Kane
8 years ago

Kissy so sory to hear bout MaryJo.. When you have time please drop me an email. I stopped Sunday at 8 National Road but no one answered.. I was trying to catch up with all of you. Love…Joe

Nicholas P. Petropoulos
8 years ago

Mary Jo Jose, Christine Kissy and I then Nick Petropluslived under the same roof 11 Locust Avenue from December 1951 to June 1957, when I left for Ohio to pursue my university studies. While in Wheeling, A. W. Petroplus my father’s first cousin and Mary O’Kane Petroplus took me into their home and treated me like their own son. Although Mary Jo and Kissy were my cousins, they accepted me in their home as a brother. The good reminiscences from these childhood days make growing old more tolerable. It is indeed sad that Mary Jo did not have the opportunity to grow old, to enjoy her children and grandchildren. My warmest condolences to her sister Kissy, to her son T.J., to her daughter Dana and to her grand-daughter.

Nick Petroplus

cheryl whitmore-schultz
8 years ago

My dear friend, if you only knew how many times I’ve thought of you over the years and wished I knew where you were…Well, now I know you are in a wonderful place…Remember the good times we had in beauty school! You’re always in my heart and prayers…God Bless.


8 years ago

TJ, I am so sorry to hear of your

mothers passing. She is at peace and no more suffering. Lots of Love, Sarita