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Mary Jo (Foor) Brewer

May 1, 1937 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 84)


Mary Jo Brewer, 84, of Muscatine, died Saturday, January 8, 2022, at her home in Muscatine. Services will be held at a later date.  The Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Muscatine is caring for the family. Memorials may be directed to the family in memory of Mary Jo. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at

Mary Jo Foor was born on May 1, 1937, the daughter of Clinton and Sidna (Otto) Foor.  Mary Jo  was the last born of 13 children.  She was united in marriage to Larry Anderson in 1980 until his death in 1996.  On February 24, 2007 she was united in marriage to Ralph Brewer.  Mary Jo worked a Lutheran Homes  first as a CNA and later as a dietary aide.  She also worked for many years at Maid Rite.  Mary Jo  was a past President of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed music, dancing, singing karaoke and playing the guitar, she even had a CD made of her songs.  Mary Jo  also enjoyed fishing, poetry and cheating at cards.  Most of all, she loved being with her family.

Mary Jo will be deeply missed by her husband, Ralph Brewer of Muscatine; daughters, Kathy (Steve) Schnedler of Muscatine, Lisa (Ted) Griffith of West Liberty,  bonus children, Theresa (Jack) Chatfield of Muscatine, Loretta Brewer of Wilton, Archie (Summer) Brewer of Cedar Rapids and Lynlee Brewer; five grandchildren Laura ( Adam) Walker, Randy Schnedler, Kady Dugan, Aaron ( Marla) Griffith, and Jeremy ( Brianna) Griffith ; several bonus grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; many bonus great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild Maddox, her " little man".

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Larry, brothers, sisters and a son, Allen Dean Terry in 1961.

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