Mary Jo Eisenhauer

Mary Jo Eisenhauer joined hands with her loving savior Jesus and began her heavenly worship on Friday, July 24, 2020 in Ponca City, Okla.

A viewing was Monday, July 27, at Grace Memorial Chapel in Ponca City, Okla. A worship service and celebration of Mary Jo’s life is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 28 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Newkirk, Okla., with committal service to follow at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29 at the Newkirk Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be sent to Equity Bank of Newkirk, Okla., which will be presented to St. John’s Lutheran Church for the purpose of the “organ fund,” in honor of Mary Jo’s life and music legacy. Online guest registry is available at

Mary Jo was born Dec. 26, 1932, in Blackwell, Okla., to Otto and Matilda Quade-Barthel.

Mary Jo grew up in Kay County, Okla., graduating from Ponca City High School in May 1951. Mary Jo married the love of her life, Charles Eisenhauer, in the spring of 1951.

Charles and Mary Jo, along with their youngest son, Larry, began Eisenhauer Insurance and Real Estate Agency in 1982, providing home, vehicle, farm and crop insurance, as well as real estate services.

God blessed Mary Jo with the gift of music and the talent to share it with others. Mary Jo began her music ministry as the church organist at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Newkirk for 65 years.

Her precious husband, Charles; parents, Otto and Matilda Barthel; siblings, Harold, Al, Victor, Leslie, Eileen and Delores; as well as one great-grandchild, Barry Ike Brown, preceded Mary Jo in death.

The delight of Mary Jo’s heart and life was her family. She would light up from head to toe when she was paid a visit by any one of them.  She is survived by her loving sons, Doug and wife, Radena, of Newkirk Okla., Dale and wife, Gayle, of Grove, Okla., and Larry and wife, Lynda, of Newkirk, Okla. Mary Jo was “Grandma-Non” or “Nonnie” to eight grandchildren and 15 beautiful great-grandchildren, as well as numerous beloved nephews, nieces and cousins, and many treasured friends.

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