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Mary Jo Bragg, age 89, of Mannington, passed away after a massive heart attack on Friday (Dec. 8, 2017) at Tygart Center in Fairmont.
She was born May 24, 1928, at Mannington, a daughter of the late Wayne Michael and Blanche Shaffer Michael.
She is survived by two daughters, Debra Vankirk of Fairmont and Lesa and Tim Moore of Mannington; two granddaughters, Tracy Moore and Rachel Moore; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mary Jo was preceded in death by her husband, Charles William "Bill" Bragg, who died in 1975; a son-in-law, Ronald Lee Vankirk; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert Lee and Ada Michael.
Mary Jo retired with more than 40 years from the Mannington Public Service District in accounts. She also had worked at Applied Technologies in Fairmont as a telephone operator after high school and helped with transitioning to dial telephones.
She graduated from Mannington High School in 1946. She was a member of the Llewellyn Baptist Church, where she helped with Bible school. She loved flower gardening.
She leaves behind extended family who were like children and grandchildren to her. She lived within a couple miles of her birthplace her whole life.
Family and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Larry Watson officiating. Interment will be at Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com.
Published on December 10, 2017
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