Mary Jo 'Jody' Chalupa
November 1, 1950 - November 1, 2019

Mary Jo 'Jody' Chalupa

Mary Jo 'Jody' Chalupa
Nov 1, 1950 - Nov 1, 2019

Mary Jo 'Jody' Chalupa

MARY JO 'JODY' CHALUPA
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mary Jo 'Jody' Chalupa, 69, of Stockton, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019, at her home.

Per Jody's wishes, she was cremated and there will be no services. Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Humane Shelter in Jody's memory. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com


Jody was born on November 1, 1950, in Davenport, the daughter of Larry and Joann Chalupa Zier. She was adopted and raised by Walter E. 'Walt' and Willodean C. 'Willie' McCleary Chalupa. Walt preceded her in death on November 19, 2000 and Willie on December 12, 2007.

Jody loved animals and rescued many cats. She enjoyed gardening, growing vegetables and flowers and had worked at Radio Shack and Walmart.

Jody is survived by her girlfriend of twenty five years, Dorothy Parker, of Stockton; her biological mother, Joann Schmidt and her husband Eric; three sisters, Bobbie Kissell, of Washington, Linda Tate and Andrea Riess, both of Springfield, Illinois; and her nephew, Michael Chalupa.

She was preceded in death by her adoptive parents, Walt and Willie Chalupa, her biological father, Larry Zier, her brother, Donald Lee Chalupa, her nephew, Eric Schmidt Jr. and her great nephew, Rodney Kissell.

 
 

Pam Pratt on Nov 16, 2019

Sorry to hear of Jodie’s passing. She will be in my thought and prayers and you to Dottie.🙏

Dorothy Parker on Nov 11, 2019

Jody loved to play games on her phone

Dorothy Parker on Nov 11, 2019

Ruth Parker on Nov 10, 2019

Although I did not know Jody well I do know that she had a very kind loving heart. Throughout her life she loved & cared for Jehovah's creation. She mostly loved Jehovah's animal creations mostly cats. If she saw a cat outside that was cold or sick both her & long term friend Dottie would open there arms & home & take them in to care for all their needs. If the cat needed to see a vet because they were sick or needed to be nutered they would do it at their own expense. She was very much involved with no kill shelters for animals. She valued life and would not consider ending their life.Both her & her friend fell in love with many of the cats they took in and as a result they were the loving caretakers of 11 cats in their home & Jody wanted her friend Dotty to carry on taking care of their furry family. I am sure that she will lovingly care for them all until they pass by natural causes. I look forward to meeting Jody again after the reserection of all our dead loved ones when Jehovah God does away with death as he promises life everlasting in the new world. I will not say good bye I will say rest peacefully until I will see you soon after the resurection by Jehovah God ,.
Sleep well Love Ruthie & John Parker .

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

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Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

The last picture I took of Jody before her passing with Murphy sitting on her lap

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Someone on twitter made this for me

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Boo-Boo & Jody

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Boo-Boo's favorite spot

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

After Jody passed, Boo-boo aka B.B was very sad, I let her lay on Jody's sweater

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

double rainbow in back of the truck garage

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

The garden

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Jody gardening (Spring of 2019)

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Lincoln

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Gypsy R.I.P (2018) rescued from outside after her front leg had to get amputated. Put to sleep bc she had cancer in her jaw later on in life

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Tigergirl was so happy about the new cat stand (Yr 1999?)

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Marcel

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

The last 2 kitties we took to rescue at King's Harvest pet rescue (No kill shelter) Someone dumped them on our property

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Jody

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Jody & family/friends

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Willie (adoptive mom), Jody & Joann (Jody's mom)

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Jody's dog Token

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

"Complete" by Blutengel

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Beloved by VNV Nation

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Good times at the Joan Jett concert in Des Moines, too bad we both hated our pics taken, I would have had way more pics of Jody & me together

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Murphy the biggest cat in the house, has a brother an orange cat named Lincoln. Can't seem to get a good pic of him bc he is still so skittish

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Boo-Boo liked to sit on Jody's shoulder when she was playing games on the computer. She loved games and played a lot of them on her phone also

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Squeaker (Mom of Laverne, Shirley, Shadow & Merlin)

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Pixie

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

We brought in Pixie bc her momma kept leaving her at our door, she was infested with fleas and so tiny

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Laverne, Shirley, Shadow & Merlin

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Our babies when the were small & Momma Squeaker with Shirley, Merlin, Shadow & Laverne

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

B.B aka Boo-Boo when she got injured in my car engine, she was a feral kitten, we took her to animal emergency, she survived and is still here, has a plate in her front leg and has a bob tail

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Tigergirl is Ambers sister, they were found together at an apartment complex we lived at, It's hard to believe she is almost 20 yrs old

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

We were so sad when Amber had to be put down, she loved Jody so much and was always waiting on the bed for bedtime

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

great times at the Excalibur club in Chicago for Gothicfest

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Inside one of the sheds, 2 large dog cages covered with sleeping bags & lined with cardboard boxes, beds and lots of blankets inside

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Jody bought sheds for the ferals so they stay warm at night and in bad wintry weather

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Feeding ferals

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Merlin

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Boo-Boo aka B.B Was rescued from outside after she got caught in my engine yrs ago in the summer. She fractured her front leg and lost part of her tail in the fan belt

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Laverne

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

(Tig) We tried to save him, he is the daddy of most of the cats in the house, he disappeared, was very feral

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Hummingbirds Jody loved to feed every spring & summer

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Tomatoes in the garden

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

You always bought cool presents for the cats (Shirley in pic with water fountain)

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Marcel who you rescued by yourself and quickly became your buddy

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

The flowers you planted in the yard attracted butterflies & hummingbirds (Photo taken by Dorothy Parker)

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Birds you loved to feed

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Straw shelter for feral cats

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

Shirley, Shadow & Pixie

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

I remember how much you liked blue roses...

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

CandleAlways so much more to say...Gone too soon, if not for the cancer we could have many more years together, I am sad you are gone, this house is so quiet without you. The cats miss you, I know how much you loved them. I Love you, May we meet again...

Dorothy Parker on Nov 8, 2019

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