Mary Jo Ernst, age 76, of Pleasanton, Kansas passed away at her home Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Jo was born in Kansas City, Kansas on October 12, 1943, the daughter of Bert and Tippy Hurst. She had one loving son, Mark Hill, born in 1966. She married George "Buck Ernst III in Roeland Park, Kansas on March 3, 1979. Jo had a true passion for flower gardening, going to Truman Lake, taking boat rides and watching the wildlife. She loved people and loved to laugh, she did not know a stranger and people were comfortable talking with her. She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving Jo are her husband of forty years, Buck, a son, Mark Hill and wife, Rhonda, one sister, Linda Williams, three grandchildren, Hannah Brockway, Erin Schmidt, Jakob Schmidt and three great-grandchildren, Maya, Holland and Max.
There will be a Celebration of Jo's Life at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 4, 2019 at the American Legion Post #250 in Louisburg, Kansas. The family suggests contributions to: The Warm House 1660 Commercial St. Warsaw, MO 65355. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.