Mary Jo Gottfied-MaddexSeptember 4th, 2019
Mary Jo Gottfried-Maddex, age 65, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis surrounded by her loved ones. Mary Jo was born on December 15, 1953, in St. Louis, Mo. to Raymond Eickelmann and JoAn Eickelmann, both of whom proceeded her in death. Mary Jo graduated from Osage High School at Osage Beach. Later she graduated from Capital City Business College (now known as Metro Business College). She worked for Tan-Tar-A as a Manager, owned and operated an in-home daycare, worked as a teacher's aide for students with disabilities, managed military guest housing, as well as, managed several Lane Bryant clothing stores. On August 17, 2013, in Tipton, Mo., Mary Jo was married to James Maddex, who survives of the home. Mary Jo was a gifted decorator and event planner with great taste and style. She was very involved with the California Eagles-Ladies Auxiliary. She dedicated the majority of her time volunteering with fundraising for events for children, friends and strangers. Her efforts and impact will never be forgotten. Prior to her passing, Mary Jo shared with her family, "I love my husband, family, God and country." She is also survived by one son, Eric Gottfried (Casaundra); one daughter, Ashley Fleming (Ralph); step-daughter, Trisha Maddex; two brothers, Bill Eickelmann and John Eickelmann; five grandchildren, Rylee Fleming, Ryker Fleming, Kayley Hopwood, Mya Hopwood and Jordan Hopwood; and several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, Mary Jo was preceded in death by her late husband, Steve Gottfried in 2004, and her sister, Nancy Yakich in 2012. Visitation for Mary Jo will be held Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Windmill Ridge Funeral Service. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at Windmill Ridge Funeral Service with Rev. Bob Nilges officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to California Eagles #4027-Ladies Auxiliary. Online messages to the family may be contributed at www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.