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In Loving Memory

Cinnater, Mary Jo

Mary Jo Cinnater, June 25, 1951 – May 25, 2024. Much loved sister of Nan Cinnater and Diane Johnson, Kathie Cinnater (deceased) and Margaret (Peggy) Cinnater. Beloved aunt of six nieces and nephews, great aunt and great-great aunt. Beloved friend of Pat Booker and godmother of John Booker. Daughter of Joseph H. and Margaret P. Cinnater, whom she cared for as they aged.

Born in St. Louis, Mary Jo graduated in the first class that included women at Georgetown University. Later she obtained an associates degree in engineering, and worked as a television engineer in St. Louis, as a tech specialist in computer repair, and later as a credit union/bank teller. She was a feminiist activist who helped to found the first abused women’s shelter in St. Louis. Mary Jo will be much missed for her wit, erudition, and high spirits.


9 thoughts on “Cinnater, Mary Jo”

  1. OmG, my best friend, confidant, and Godmother of my son, John Booker the Third, also known as Petey, our friendship has lasted 47 years, she was always there for me, she was dedicated to family as well, she was my son’s second mom, she will be truly missed! She’s amidst God’s many mansions

  2. My best friend, confidante, and Godmother to my son, John Booker the Third, she will be missed, Mary Jo was always there for me and my family, she was my friend gor 47 years, I’m grateful she’s at peace amidst God’s many mansions

  3. My Mary Jo, you have received your wing. Your life was a navel on the beast seller list in the Lord’s heavenly book. Club, welcome to heaven said our Lord. I will miss you and cherish our friendship.


  4. OMG Mary!

    Our long time friend.

    We laughed with you. We played with you. We had our secrets in high school.

    You were smart and funny. Willing to try an alternative career.

    You aspired! Sometimes we didn’t. Aspiring was important.

    You had challenges. We all did.

    We will ALL miss you. Friends fr your past. Friends forever.

    We will miss you!

  5. Mary!

    We had such fun when we were younger. We. had our secrets.

    You were smart and fun loving.

    You were more of a risk taker in those days. You went off to a school, and learned unusual skills.

    We will miss you. ALL of us.. you were a long time friend.

  6. Dear Mary,

    We will get together tomorrow. We will be thinking of you!

    Missing you!

    Ellen, Norma, Anne and Linda

  7. Dearest MJ,

    I have been part of the Cinnater family for 47 years now thanks to you. You introduced me to Nan and I hope you never regretted it. When we met at Channel 9 (you running camera and me just running around as a production assistant) I don’t think either of us realized we would be part of each others lives for as long and as intimately as we were. Say it, we saw it. From the Southside Dykes to LaMure weddings and the International Women’s Conference in Houston. What a long strange trip its been. I love you and I will miss you forever.


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