Mary Jo Drabenstott

Birth Date: 
Monday, November 26, 1945
Date of Passing: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

WOOSTER – Mary Jo Drabenstott, 74, of Wooster passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.

She was born November 26, 1945 in Texas City, Texas, the daughter of Hiram David and Virginia Calhoun Taylor.

She retired as a surgical scheduler at the OSU Medical Center and had previously worked as a secretary at Triway High School. Mary Jo was a graduate of Triway High School, and she attended Miami University.  She had attended Wooster United Methodist Church.  Mary Jo enjoyed jigsaw puzzling, painting, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children Rich (Cindy) Drabenstott of Dayton and Chris Drabenstott of Austin, Texas; grandchildren Jack and Kate Drabenstott; a sister Jackie Lee of Wooster and brothers George Taylor of Wooster and David Taylor of Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service will be livestreamed at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 2020 on the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406


No calling hours


Service will be livestreamed at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020 on the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Facebook page.


My deepest sympathy to the family of Jo. She was Lew’s secretary at Wooster Township, Triway , as well as family friend.

Rich and Chris , we are so sorry for the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

So sorry for your loss. Sending you love and peace.

Rich and very sorry but know she is in a better place and not suffering. Our families go back a long way. Jo and I worked together for many years. Even had a card club that enjoyed our times together. My thoughs are with you both during this trying time.God Bless!!

Eleanor and I are sending loving thoughts prayers and sympathy to Mary Jo's family. My Mother, Eleanor, is a resident of Wayne Manor along with Mary Jo. I come from out of state to visit my mom once a month for several days at a time. Mary Jo always called me by name and was so sweet to ask how I was doing and to ask how my trip into Wooster was. Mom and I will both miss Mary Jo and artistic ability's and her sweet personality.

Sending lots of love and prayers to Jo’s family. She will be deeply missed by all her friends and staff here at Wayne Manor.

I'm so very sorry for your loss. You'll be in my prayers.

I am so very sorry for your loss, Rich and Chris. I remember her at Wooster TWP. I would have loved to call in this time of grief, but understand why we cannot. Please take care.

Rich and Chris, people like your mom are few and far between. From Texas to Ohio, she had a kind words for all....may her spirit be with your families forever.
Deepest condolences,
The Jordans

My deep sympathy to Jo's family. I will miss my loving friend of Wayne Manor

Rest in loving peace, Mrs. D. Rich and Chris, thinking of you and sending you love, light and peace.

Rich and Chris, so sorry to hear about your mom. We are thinking about you and remembering the good times our families spent together during our childhood. Love and prayers, Steve, Marcie and Lauren

Chris, Rich and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of love and light to get through this very difficult time. I hope you can find some peace as you remember the beautiful grandmother and mother she is and celebrate her life. Love, the Okyne Family.

So sorry for your loss Chris and Rich. I worked with Jo at Wooster Township and she was a pleasure to work with.
Always had a smile for me and pleasent conversation. She will be missed by many.

I can't begin to express the sorrow I feel with the loss of your mom, and am certain that it is nothing like each of you are experiencing. I know how deeply she loved--and worried--about each of you, and especially her beautiful grand-kids & grand-dogs! I'll miss our phone calls and visits and all the fun we've had together over the years. She was so special to our entire family, helping with my parents in their end years and loving them as if she were a daughter. And, in essence she was, and Joyce and I referred to her as our sister. Jo's response was "yep, here I am again, the middle child!" Our trip to Alaska, when we three gals traveled together. Jo and I were laughing just a few days before she passed about what a great time we had on that cruise. I know that she's finally at complete peace, and hope you too gather comfort in that knowledge. She believed in Jesus and is with him now. God Bless! Hugs and prayers for the entire family.

Rich and Chris, please know our thoughts and prayers are surly with you. I know she loved you both so very much. You have a lot of wonderful memories of and with your Mother. God Bless you both. Jo we shall miss you so much, Rest In Peace my dear friend!

Rich and Chris, there are no words that can fill the void of losing a mother. I can share with you something that should make you both smile. My first real memory of your mom was car pooling about five Wooster Twp. Wildcats to a basketball game at Shreve Elementary. We were all singing at the top of our lungs The Eagles song Heartache Tonight. Your poor mom had to be laughing here head off inside while trying to concentrate on the road. We thought we were young superstars back then. She was a super lady and will be missed by more than you know.

To Rich and Family,
I was so sad to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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