Mary Jo Lybarger, age 71, of North Little Rock, passed away on Oct. 30, 2017. Born to the late William Coy and Mildred Evelyn Hicks in Little Rock, Arkansas on April 17, 1946.

Mary Jo was a graduate of Sylvan Hills High School, class of 64. She had taken a job at Arthurs Beauty School and saved enough money to buy her first car shortly after, which was a Mustang! She later decided to attend Arthurs Beauty School and obtained her degree from there. She eventually worked for Southwestern Bell as an operator and worked until her retirement.

In 1977, Mary Jo was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Jodie Michelle Estes, whom she loved very much. Mary Jo was never one to slow down and enjoy the leisurely life of a retired person and so, she took a job at Kroger’s as a greeter and stocker, working until Sept. 18, 2017. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Mary Jo is survived by her daughter; Jodie Michelle Estes of Cabot, her grandson; Dayton Allen Estes, who is currently attending college in Thailand, her cousins; Ruth (Fredrick) Theilig, Lois Elaine Olsen, along with additional cousins, family and friends.

Graveside Memorial Service will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock.

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