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Mary Jo Eckenrode

March 24, 1959 — November 17, 2023


Mary Jo Eckenrode of Niles passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 11:04 p.m. in her residence. She was 64 years old.

Mary Jo was born in Warren on March 24, 1959, the daughter of James W. and Rosalie Nacco McGinnis.

She was a graduate of Bladensburg High School and furthered her education by becoming an LPN and later an RN. She worked at Trumbull Regional Medical Center.

Mary Jo loved traveling as well as trying new recipes she’d share with her daughter. She enjoyed going to Nascar races with her husband Tom and going to watch him in drag racing competitions where they would spend the weekends camping. She was very close with her grandson Jonathan. Together they have been to Disney as well as traveling to Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr concerts enjoying their shared love of the Beatles. Family meant the world to her, and she loved being surrounded by her loved ones.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Eckenrode, who she married in 1998; a daughter, Sarah (Steve) Winston of Austintown; her mother, Rosalie McGinnis of Niles; a grandson, Jonathan Winston of Austintown; 3 sisters, Carolyn S. McGinnis of McDonald, Carla J. Scites of Niles, and Lois Welsh of Edgewater, MD; sister-in-law, Lisa McGinnis; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; a son, Matthew Winston; an infant daughter; stepson, Thomas Eckenrode II; a brother, Nicholas McGinnis; and a niece, Carla Rivera.

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Calling hours will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, in the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

WM Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC

614 Warren Avenue, Niles, OH 44446

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