BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Mary Jo Stanley Harrison, 89, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, to join her family in heaven. Mary Jo was born on Jan. 23, 1934, in Beaver Dam, Kentucky, to the late H.B. and Grethel Stanley.
Mary Jo was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School and attended Kentucky Wesleyan College. She worked as a bookkeeper for the family business, H.B. Stanley, Inc. for many years. Mary Jo loved the color purple, she loved to sew and loved to shop. She enjoyed displaying seasonal arrangements that welcomed you to their home. Mary Jo was a proud member of the Red Hat Society.
She was a member of Beaver Dam Methodist Church and attended Beaver Dam Baptist Church. Mary Jo and Charles were happily married for 65 years, they loved spending time at the lake, golfing, and traveling.
Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles G. Harrison; their daughter, Martha E. Crawford; sister-in-law, Pat Stanley; two aunts, Ruth Ellen Stanley and Audra Martin; her in-laws, Leslie and Hallie Harrison; sister-in-law, Claire Jean (Charlie) Downs; and brother-in-law, Donald Ray Harrison.
She leaves behind to cherish many memories, her brother, Bill Stanley, of Beaver Dam; her sister-in-law, Joan (Larry) Harrison Bess; her brother-in-law, Leon Harrison, both of Grayson County; several nieces and nephews, her beloved caretakers, and many friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Bro. Doug King officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Friends may visit with her family from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contribution to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105, or Hospice of Ohio County, 1211 Main Street, Hartford, KY 42347.
Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of Mary Jo Stanley Harrison by visiting her memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com.