Mary Jo Oktabetz

May 11, 1952 - January 1, 2012

05/11/1952 - 01/01/2012

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday January 03, 2012
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
Directions
Service
Wednesday January 04, 2012
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
Directions
Cemetery
Friday January 06, 2012
Belmont County Memorial Park
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-3101 Ke | Directions
Additional Information:

Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family in Belmont County Memorial Park Cemetery St.Clairsville, Ohio

Cemetery
Belmont County Memorial Park
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-3101 Ke | Directions
Additional Information:

Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family in Belmont County Memorial Park Cemetery St.Clairsville, Ohio

Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
Directions

Mary Jo Oktabetz 59, of Bellaire, Ohio died Sunday January 1, 2012 at her home.

Mary Jo was born May 11, 1952 in Wheeling, WV a daughter of the late Mary Louise Amos Haught and Roy Lee Haught a resident of Wintersville, OH.

She was owner of MJ’s Cut’n Curl of Bridgeport and New Beginnings by MJ of Martins Ferry. She was a Christian by faith.

Preceding her in death a sister Bonnie Walker.

Surviving is her husband James “David” Oktabetz, two daughters, Davette Todd Alwine of Shadyside and Melissa Russ Fordyce of Moundsville, two sisters Judith Tyras and Darlene Fuller, four grandchildren, Alex and Adam Fordyce, Calystah and Giannah Oktabetz.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday 2-4p.m. & 6-8p.m. at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, Ohio were funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Wednesday January 4, 2012 with Pastor Mark Zelewicz officiating.

Inurnment in Belmont Memorial Park Cemetery St. Clairsville, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to Belmont County Animal Shelter, St. Clairsville, Ohio

Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com.

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Kim, Eric and Anna Heller
7 years ago

As our hearts are saddened for the loss of our dear friend, Mary Jo, so too we celebrate her life as she is now home with her Lord and Father. She will always be in our hearts and remembered for her smile, laugh, kindness to others, love for her grandchildren and family and generous heart. We will cherish our memories with MJ and pray that your hearts heal as you find peace and comfort knowing where she is and that she is no longer in pain. Love to you all. Kim, Eric and Anna Heller

Jim & Betty Mercer
7 years ago

Dave & family, Just heard of the sad passing of your wife..Know that you are in our hearts & prayers. God Bless you .

Marcie Surratt
7 years ago

Dave and family….so so sorry for your loss. My heart is with you all at this trying time.

Tim LIghtner
7 years ago

Dave I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife may God be with you and your family.May God welcome her with open arms

Penny Elliott
7 years ago

Dave,

My deepest sympathy to you during this difficult time. May she rest in peace with our loving Lord.

Penny Elliott

The Ohio Valley Coal Company

Jean Watson
7 years ago

Dave, Missy and Davette,

I found out yesterday in church that Mary Jo had passed and I can’t tell you how sorry I am that I missed the service. Courtney and I both would like to express our deepest sympathy to all of your families for your loss. Mary Jo was such a great friend to me and to my mom when she was with us and I will miss her very much. Know that she was a wonderful person who did so much for others and was such a comfort to me when my mom passed three years ago. Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.

Kim McFarland
7 years ago

Dave,I am so sorry to learn of Mary’s passing. What a wonderful lady she was and what a joy to know her and count her as a friend.Please accept Donna and I sympathy at this difficult time and know that you are in our prayers.May God hold you and the girls tightly.Kim

Beverly Rankin-Slie
7 years ago

Davette & Family,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful lady and she was like a mom to me in high school. She always knew when I needed someone to talk to and wasn’t afraid to yell at me when I needed it. I have so many wonderful memories of her and your family. It just breaks my heart to hear of her passing.

Jill Stevey
7 years ago

Davette and family,

I am sorry for your loss. I remember your mom cutting my hair in high school and she was always so proud of her girls. I know it is will be easier said than done but try to remember the good times. Your mom was a strong woman who would want you girls to carry on with your lives. You have a special angel above watching over you

Sandy Rhodes
7 years ago

David, Missy, Davette & Family,

My heartfelt sympathy is with all

of you. Mary Jo was a great lady, both professionally and personally. Take comfort in knowing Heaven just welcomed a beautiful new ANGEL, and we have her memory. Love, Sandy

Polly Hillebrand Robinson
7 years ago

Dear Dave, Missy, & Davette,

It has been a long time since we were in contact. Johnny send me the news and I was saddened to hear that Mary Jo had passed. I will pray for you and your families during this time and just be comforted to know she is in a better place.

Polly

MYRTLE SCHMALZ
7 years ago

Dear David and girls,

I can’t tell you how very sorry I am. Mary Jo was a wonderful friend, she meant the world to me, and I will miss her always. I know how terrible this is for all of you, and can only hope that you find peace in knowing that she is now without pain, and is at peace.

Love to all, Myrtle Schmalz

Chris & Tom Bojanowski
7 years ago

Dear Friends,

Tom and I met Mary Jo when our son Mark and Teka were married. What a great person she was! So much fun! On the morning of the wedding, my sister Theresa and I met Cindy and Mary Jo at a local coffee shop and the 4 of us “girls” spent time just visiting and getting to know each other better. I wish there had been other times when our families could have been together to just “hang out” and get to know each other. Mary Jo meant so much to Teka, and that tells us that Mary Jo must have been a really good and kind person. Teka always speaks highly of Mary Jo, and I know that she meant a great deal to Cindy too. Please accept our deepest sympathy and our prayers during this difficult time. We ask God to be with your whole family in a special way during these coming days and months.

Lee Haught
7 years ago

I am so deeply saddened to learn of Mary Jo’s passing! My thoughts and prayers are with her husband and children, and their families, as I know that she IS a great Mother, Wife and best of all friend to all. Mary Jo and I had a friendship unlike any that I ever experienced before…she was like a Mother to me and I will miss her very much! I praise God for allowing me the opportunity to spend such wonderful time with a WONDERFUL and AMAZING woman! May the Lord comfort and bless all who knew her!

Barb Clutter Golein
7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about Mary Jo. We were high school classmates and I remember her fondly. I recall her as quiet but very sweet. My condolences to all!

Shari Hilliard
7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Mary Jo’s passing. I used to see her at various shops all the time. Shari cut my hair but Mary Jo and I would talk politics, & religion all the time. Shari was always running late so we always had time to talk. I first met her at Michaels Hair Design then at New Beginnings. I was trying to talk her into getting her concealed carry permit. I enjoyed our conversations so much. She got me started on the Left Behind Series of religiious books. Davette, I used to see you frequently. Again I am so sorry to hear this news. God be with you all in this time of sorrow.

Donna Mehl
7 years ago

I came to funeral for only a second, signed the book walked up to say goodbye. I was taken by emotion and had to leave. I could not even speak to David, Missy or Davette, it was awful to see you laying there in that casket. I would only like to say that GOD took another angel when he took you. This is the only way I can express how I feel about you to your family. You started doing my Mom’s hair and she recommended you to me. I was in my 20’s and Mom was still with us, then you were at The Powder Puff, I followed you where ever you went from there I believe it was to MJ’s Cut & Curl,then to Spoiled Rott’N, then to Michael’s and New Beginnings by MJ. I will miss you greatly my friend. Keep a seat open and the a dryer running, I am sure I will need a new hairdo when we meet again.

Linda Taylor Grogan
7 years ago

I remember Mary Jo from school and am so very sorry. Prayers are with her family.

Deborah Stein Kakos
7 years ago

I was so very sorry to hear of Mary Jo’s passing. She cut my hair for years in her kitchen and her shops. She gave all 3 of my children their first haircuts. She was an amazing lady and wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deb Stein Kakos

Janet Shaffer_Haught
7 years ago

I was very very sorry to hear of MJs passing. She was a wonderful person and a terrific hairdresser. She always had a smile for everyone no matter what. She will be missed deeply

debra stewart
7 years ago

i’am so sorry for your loss, maryjo was a good woman,wife, mother and grandma, she was not only family but a friend,my prayers are with you and all your family,she will be missed love you

Grace Kalinski
7 years ago

Mary Jo was a beautiful person both inside and out. The best hairdresser ever, I Love and Miss her sooooo much, she will never ever be forgotten! Love You Bunches MJ.

Judy Kesterson
7 years ago

Mary Jo you will be missed beyond words. Not only did you do a great job on my hair but you where a great friend. My prayers will be with you and your family. Judy and Duane Kesterson

Cathie Beck
7 years ago

Mary Jo, I’m so glad that Mary Beth introduced you to me. You are one of the sweetest woman I know. I am going to miss you so much. I love you just like a sister. And to Mary Jo’s family I’m so very sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. My prayers are with all of you. ooooxxxx

Deby Ray Turman
7 years ago

Mary Jo, Love you Cousin,

I still remember when you lived with Aunt Erma in California right out of High School. I will miss you. Much Love,and God Bless

Mary Beth Burkhart
7 years ago

Mary Jo, you were a great woman. I will miss you. I will pray for you and your family.

Mary Dolak Whiteside
7 years ago

May God’s gentle peace comfort your hearts as Mary enters the gates of Heaven. With deepest sympathy we offer our prayers in your time of grief. Mary Jo and I were classmates – 1970, WHS. In memory – Mary and Rick Whiteside

Michael and Jeri Boston
7 years ago

Mike and I would like to send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife Mary Jo. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Suellen Simonton
7 years ago

Miss and Family

We are very sorry for you loss. She was a very strong women and she raised very beautiful daughters. She was proud of you and your kids.

The loss of losing a mom is very hard. Think of all of the good times you had with her and the memories. God only takes the best and that is what he has with your mom. If you need to talk please call anytime day or night I am there for you. Love you all

Matt Suellen Andrew

Jodi Shackelford
7 years ago

Missy, Davette and families,

I was so saddened to hear of Mary Jo’s passing. I know this is a difficult time for all of you and my prayers are with you. I apologize for missing the services but I just found out about her passing yesterday afternoon. If there is anything that you all need, please let me know.

Love and prayers!

Jodi

Elisha Hamilton
7 years ago

My condolences for your loss, as she was my hair dresser@friend..Sorry, she will be missed!

Bill Craven
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Mary Jo was a great business manager and a

good friend. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

Billie Williams Clary
7 years ago

To MJ’s family,

I was so saddened to hear of MJ’s passing today. MJ did my hair for years, and I always looked forward to coming home to the Valley to catch up with her and see how she was doing. She did my hair for my wedding, and she knew before I even told her that I was pregnant with my children based on my hair texture. She was such a talented hairdresser, but more importantly, she was a great friend. I will miss her dearly. My sincerest sympathies to all of you.

Kay Williams
7 years ago

To MJ’s family,

MJ did my hair for many years and I considered her a friend. I will greatly miss her as I know all of you will. You have my deepest sympathy.

Webb & Cindy Alwine
7 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Mary Jo was a wonderful wife and mother. I know she will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her.

Cheyann
7 years ago

With Deepest Sympathy to the Haught & Oktabetz Families.

MaryJo was a classmate.

I have sweet memories of her at her cousins’ house, Linda & Howard Haught.

God Bless.