Mary Jo Flanders

Date of Birth: March 30, 1935  |   Date of Death: November 30, 2012   |   Service Date: 2:30 P.M., Friday, December 7, 2012. 

After a life filled with love and laughter Mary Jo Flanders passed away in San Marcos, Texas, on November 30, 2012.

Mary Jo began her life in Coffeyville, Kansas.  In 1953, she graduated from McKinley High School in Coffeyville, Kansas.  In 1955, she married Tom Flanders and together they created a loving family which includes daughters Mona, Lisa, Rhonda, and son Tom II.

Mary Jo and Tom took their young family to Grand Forks, North Dakota for ten years but the sun called them back to Texas.  While in Grand Forks she was busy with her young children and was also a successful restaurateur.

Once back in Texas, Mary Jo had a long successful career selling real estate and building houses.  Her houses can be seen throughout San Marcos and Hays County.  She is remembered as a mentor to new agents in the field.

Mary Jo is survived by her children: Mona and Brent Sanderlin, Lisa Banks, Rhonda Flanders, and Tom Flanders II; all of San Marcos.  Her grandchildren: Kay and Nicholas Garcia, Mark Sanderlin, Michael Sanderlin and Kayla Banks, as well as the newest addition, great-grandson James Garcia.  Her sister Georgann Cody of Kansas City, Kansas, brother Ray Reed of Martindale, Texas, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:30 P.M., Friday, December 7, 2012, in the Pennington Memorial Chapel in San Marcos, with the Rev. Don Duvall officiating.

Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311, Obituary and guestbook online at


3 Condolences

  • Sandra Spears

    December 4th, 2012 on 10:30 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I count it a joy and a blessing to have had the opportunity to know, work with and call Mary Jo my friend. The wisdom and knowledge, laughter and love that she shared with me, and others, will always be remembered. May God bless and keep you each day in His care.

  • Diane Botello

    December 6th, 2012 on 5:05 am

    I have heard wonderful stories from Rhonda about both her Mom and Dad and had the honor of celebrating with them at their big anniversary party a few years ago. You do not see a love like that often enough and what a blessing for their kids and family. My thoughts are with your family during this time. Rhonda has been such a wonderful and caring friend to me for so many years, I wish I could attend the services. Know that I am thinking of you and have your mom and family in my prayers.

  • Ron Morris

    December 10th, 2012 on 3:22 pm

    To the family of Mary Jo sorry to hear of her passing. I went to school with her in Coffeyville & was a friend of both she & T.J. while they were dating. I can alwayes remember Mary Jo with her big smile for everyone. I am sure she will be missed by all who knew her.

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