Baenen, Mary Jo
January 27, 2005
Mary Jo Baenen, 63, loving wife of Arlo for 42 years, died of pneumonia on January 24, 2004, in Orlando, FL. A long-time resident of Park Forest, IL, she was a devoted mother of six children; Mary Terese (Ken) Wagner, Paul (Denise), Pete (Claire), Gary (Kelly), Sean (Kim) and Adam; and cherished grandmother of 13, Kenny, Samantha and Kayla Wagner, Desiree, Paige, Renee, Laura, Marie, Susan, Stephanie, Jake, Sabrina and Sean Baenen. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mary Jo Norman; and sister, Patricia Rockrohr. She is also survived by her stepmother, Jean Ann (Don) Duggleby of Tucson, AZ; three nephews, Phil (Chrissy), Steven (Mary) and Daniel (Laurel) Rockrohr; and two grandnephews, Max and Jackson Rockrohr. Mary Jo was an R.N. at several south suburban Chicago hospitals and a longtime member of St. Irenaeus Church in Park Forest. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday, February 12, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church, 4101 St. Lawrence Ave., Matteson, IL, and Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, 700 N. River Road, Des Plaines. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, (www.stjude.org/tribute, 800-873-6983).