Loretta  Mayo


Loretta Pearl Mayo, age 92, of Joplin, MO, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.
Loretta was born on January 4, 1927, in Joplin, the daughter of the late Edward and Ada (Mayfield) Allen. She has been a lifetime area resident.
She married Richard Ashley "Bill" Mayo on November 15, 1941. Together they had three children.
She was a lifelong member of the First Gospel Workers Church. She taught Sunday school for forty-six years, teaching ages 5-8 from 1954 to 2001.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Mayo, on June 6, 1952; one son, Eugene Mayo; a great-grandson, Tyler Box; and by three brothers, Edward Allen Jr., Donald Allen, and Eugene Allen.
Loretta is survived by two daughters, Linda Ann Mayo, Joplin; Wanda Jane Williams and husband, Harold, Joplin; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Mayo, Joplin; seven grandchildren, Rebecca Rohmiller and husband, Randall, Pete Box and wife, Amy, Mark Box and wife, Lisa, Aaron Box and wife, Kimi, Paula Briley and husband, Eddie, Ava Potterfield and husband, Doug, and Tony Williams and wife, Tina; 17 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Gospel Workers Church at 1463 West Perkins. Reverend Phil Erwin will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The pallbearers will be her great-grandsons. The visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be given to First Gospel Workers Church, in care of the mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on September 12, 2019

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Shane Allen
Sep 13, 2019
Loretta Mayo was my great aunt and she was always such a kind lady and a good lady!
Janice (Wren) Lansaw
Sep 12, 2019
I knew Sis. Mayo nearly all of my life. We went to the same church and she was my Sunday School teacher. She always called all the kids "Precious". She will be missed by all her knew her. Thoughts and prayers for friends and family.
Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory
Sep 11, 2019