Mary Josephine "Jo" Corriston, Age: 95
May 28, 1924 -- Oct 27, 2019

Jo Corriston 95 was a beautiful loving mother, wife and daughter who passed away peacefully October 27, 2019 at Lakeview Village Care Center, Lenexa KS.   

Jo was born May 28, 1924 to Joseph and Thelma Burks in Denver, Colorado.  The family moved to Oakland, California two years after her birth.  Jo lived in California until she met Roy William Corriston, a sailor, in 1944.  They were married March 10, 1945 and moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 1946 after the birth of their daughter Mary.  

Roy and Jo had four children Mary Blythe (Holly John) Janis Dow (William), William Corriston (Patty), Mark Corriston (Libby). Jo was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Thelma Burks, husband Roy William Corriston, sister Martha Muir and brother Bruce Burks.

She is survived by her four children, eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren, sisters Marjorie Ungaro of Oregon, Shanti Haydon of California and sisters in-law Arlene Bruner, Dawn Burks, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.  

The family also acknowledges the wonderful care and love Jo received from the nurses and staff at Lakeview Village Care Center during her stay.  The family requests donations: Bethel Community of Christ Church 8510 Leavenworth Rd, KCK 66109 or Central Avenue Center Of Hope 11 N 15th, St Kansas City, KS 66102. 

 



Condolences

sheila garrigus Oct 31 ,2019

coworker ,independence ,Missouri

Dear Mark, So sorry to read of the passing of your dear Mother. May God give you comfort during this time. Sincerely, sheila (NARA)

Nov 01 ,2019

Bill and Patty Corriston and family Our hearts break for you. At the same time, we know that there is some comfort in her passing peacefully. She was strong for a great length of time. What a blessing that you had her for so long. We know you all cherished her as she did you. We hope you will take comfort in the fact that there’s such a great reunion going on right now. All the friends and family that previously departed have lovingly welcomed your mother home. Hold onto your memories. Nothing will ever take them away. May they always give you comfort. With Love and respect, Sandy and Justin Leach Patty Corriston’s sister and nephew.

Clayton and Anita Nov 01 ,2019

friends ,Bonner Springs ,Kansas

Mark and family; We send our sincere condolences and hope your many happy memories will ease the loss you are feeling at this time. Anita and Clayton Wolfe

Douglas and Maria Eades Nov 01 ,2019

Mark and Family, we send our deepest sympathy to you on the death of your mother/grandmother. It is always difficult to lose someone you love, but it is comforting to know that you will see them again. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Doug and Maria

Julie Dawson Nov 02 ,2019

Niece ,Livermore ,California

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Josie. I know she will be very missed by my cousins, their families and Aunt Shanti. Especially after hearing the stories of all the great times they spent together. With our deepest sympathy and love, Julie & Mike Dawson

Kurt Blythe Nov 02 ,2019

Grandson ,Durham ,North Carolina

I love you, Grandma. I’ll miss you. I’m glad I got to catch you up on my life in person. I’m sorry I’m not there today, but I honor your memory.

Cathy Hundley Barger Nov 02 ,2019

Friend ,Combine ,Texas

Dear Mark, Mary, Billy, and Janis~ I was so sad to hear of the passing of your dear mother. You have my deepest sympathy. I have many fond memories of ‘Josie’. I can still hear her calling you all in for supper. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you all, Cathy

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St.
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Nov 02 ,2019
Time:
12:00 PM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St.
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Nov 02 ,2019
Time:
1:00 PM
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