Josephine Heagy Stewart
Josephine Heagy Stewart
  • July 7, 1928 - January 29, 2014
  • Wisconsin

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Josephine Heagy Stewart, 85, of Solon Springs, WI passed away in an auto mobile accident Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
Jo was born July 7, 1928 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Russell and Jeanette (Heagy) Justice. Jo graduated from Indiana University with a teaching degree and taught English/Forensics Coach at Northwestern High School in Maple, WI till her retirement in 1987. In 1950 Jo was honored for outstanding actress in the University Theatre during the 1949-1950 season.
Jo met James Stewart during a blind date in college, and it wasn't with each other. They married on June 7, 1952 at the Duane Metropolitan Methodist Church in Greenwich Village, New York City. They spent 51 years of marriage together. After Kay and Tom were born Jo and Jim did lots of moving around from New York City, Massachusetts, Rochester, MN and Wisconsin. Jo loved writing stories and articles that captured the imagination of many readers.
Jo was a long-time member of the Solon Springs Presbyterian church, the St. Croix Writer's Group, Theta Alpha Phi (national dramatic fraternity), and was a big part of the Laughing Group in Solon Springs.
Among those who survive and gratefully shared her life are her son Tom (Debbie) Stewart of Solon Springs, WI and their children Chelsea (Justin) Garay and Aaron (Jackie) Stewart, and daughter Kay (Brian) Lavey of Nekoosa, WI and their children Jenna and Ian; two great-grandchildren; five nieces; one nephew.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Jim in 2004.
Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Solon Springs Community Center in Solon Springs, WI with Pastor Rich Blood officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Spring inurnment will be held in the Evergreen Cemetery in Solon Springs.