Mary Josephine JO Pedigo, 101 Independence formally of Grove, Oklahoma passed away Monday February 17, 2014 at the Medicalodges in Independence, Kansas.
A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday February 21, 2014 at the Potts Chapel, Independence, Kansas with Pastor Jim Pelley officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence under the direction of the Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas.
Visitation will be Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Potts Chapel. Visitation hours for the family receiving friends will be Friday, February 21, 2014from 12:30 p.m. to Service time at the Potts Chapel.
The family has suggested memorials to the First Christian Church in Grove, Oklahoma P. O. Box 450327, Grove, Oklahoma 74345 or contributions may be left at the Potts Chapel in Independence.
Josephine was born January 31, 1913 in rural Liberty, Kansas. The daughter of Nicholas and Mary Elizabeth Hare Altendorf. She grew up in Liberty attending the Liberty school system.
Josephine was united in marriage on September 11, 1945 in Independence, Kansas to Cecil Pedigo and the couple lived in Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle and moved to Grove, Oklahoma following his retirement. Cecil preceded Josephine in death in February of 1988.
Josephine worked at a cleaners , for Douglas Aircraft during World War II, and was a housewife. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Grove and the Gospel Gals.
Survivors include one brother, Robert L. Altendorf of Scottsdale, AZ., one sister Velma Bishop Of Independence, Ks., one granddaughter, Kendra Kohfeid of Bakersfied, CA., five nieces, Denise Williamson of Russellville, AK., Rosalee Northway of Lake Winnebago, MO., Dolores Mangan of Tribune, KS., Dawn Riddle of Dunnelon, FL., and Debbie Leslie,of EauClaire of WI., four nephews, Everett Bishop of Ft. Worth, TS., Royce Altendorf of Goddard, KS., Roger Altendorf of Wellington, KS., and Tim Altendorf of Denver, CO.,
Josephine was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim Altendorf, Leo Altendorf and Cecil Altendorf, two sisters, Erma Rundell Altendorf, and Alyce Altendorf Sanders, one step daughter, Oleta Kohfeld and three nephews, Harlow Altendorf, James J. Altendorf and Ronald Altendorf.
Josephine was very active and energetic and loved life, she was a special lady loved by all who knew her. She will be missed by her family and friends.