Mary Jo Harkins, 81, died Monday, May 27 of cancer in Oakdale.
She was born in Arkansas and lived in Oakdale for 13 years. She was one of nine children.
Mrs. Harkins was a homemaker.
She was a Protestant in faith.
She is survived by her husband, Lester Harkins of Oakdale; daughters, JoAnn Pacheco, Laura Soffiotto, Vandera Hughes, all of Oakdale, LaVern Lynch of Salida; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; eight brothers and sisters; and one son.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5 at Chapel of the Chimes on Mission Boulevard in Hayward. A service will follow from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., also at the chapel. Place of interment will be at Chapel of the Chimes. There will also be a memorial service on June 5 at 4 p.m. at the LDS church on East A Street, Oakdale.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
June 5, 2013