Margaret Jo Newberry was born May 22, 1939, in Durant to B.C. and Louellen Moore Newberry. She died Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Owasso at the age of 79 years.

Margaret Jo Newberry was born May 22, 1939, in Durant to B.C. and Louellen Moore Newberry. She died Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Owasso at the age of 79 years.

She completed her secondary education in Shawnee and graduated with the Shawnee High School with the Class of 1961. She continued her education at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, where she earned her bachelor's degree in education. She completed her education at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas.

Margaret taught in the public school systems from 1960 until her retirement in 1992. The majority of her time teaching was spent in Texas, as well as time spent in Mississippi and Oklahoma. She coached multiple boys' and girls’ sports, including basketball, track and field, cross country, volleyball, tennis, golf and swimming. She was very analytical and used sports to teach life lessons.

In her free time she enjoyed playing tennis, golfing, horseback riding, and raising animals on the farm. Those she leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include her brother: Jim Newberry, of Templeton, California; sister: Cynthia Newberry, of Jacksonville, Florida; extended family: Phil Stevens, Lisa Stevens-Compton (goddaughter) and husband Jerry, Audrey Cockrell, Linda VanMeter, Jarrod Compton and wife Kelley, Jillian Bolding and husband David, Greg Stevens and wife Stacye, Mark Stevens and wife Khristin, and Debra (Groves) Dannefelser; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Donna Groves and Joan Stevens.

Graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee.

The family requests memorial contributions be to the American Cancer Society, 4110 South 100th East Avenue, Suite #101, Tulsa, OK, 74146.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso, www.moweryfs.com.