Mary K Costello
November 25, 2009


Life Legacy

COSTELLO, Mary K., age 70 died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 at James A. Haley Veteran Hospital, Tampa, FL. She was born in Chicago, IL, enlisted in the U.S. Army, graduate of South Chicago School of nursing; was nurse of the year at letterman General Hospital, San Franscisco, CA. She served one year in Korea. She had served as head surgical nurse for Dr. DeBake; former evening supervisor for Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL. She served in Vietnam for one year. In 1970 she married, James G. Costello and served a tour of duty in Germany. She has been a resident of Sebring since 1977 from Indianapolis, IN. She helped to establish the Women's Vietnam Memorial; a founding board member and member of Meals on Wheels and volunteer for Nu-Hope; she did mission work in Haiti and Ghana, a former Columbiette and a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, James G. Costello; sons, Andy Costello, Joseph Costello and James (Kymberlea) Costello all of Sebring; sister, Jean (Stanley) Jezeriorski, Darian, IL; grandchildren, James, Kavan, McKenna, Lea and Quentin. Visitation 4-7 pm, Monday at Morris Funeral Chapel. A mass will be celebrated 10:00 am, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 at St. Catherine Catholic Church. Military Honors, 2:00 pm, Tuesday at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. .


Death: November 25, 2009
Place of Death: James A. Haley Veteran Hospital
Occupation: nurse
Hobbies: helping others
Organizations: Women's Vietnam Memorial,
Meals on Wheels,
Nu-Hope, Columbiette,
St. Catherine Catholic Church

Survived By

James G. Costello, Spouse
Andy Costello, Son
Joseph Costello, Son
James (Kymberlea) Costello , Son
Jean (Stanley) Jezeriorski, Sister
James, Grandson
Kavan, Grandson
McKenna, Grandson
Lea, Granddaughter
Quentin, Grandson


12/01/2009 - Vickie Daniels & Family
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to your family. I met your Mom many times through the years at various school functions. I know that she was a caring parent and will be missed. I was always impressed by her abiltiy to give of herself to her family and community. She will truly be missed by all whom she has touched. Vickie Daniels


11/29/2009 - theresa tranbarger
Our sincerest sympathies in your loss. I will always remember the many times we shared from the Fourth Grade through nursing school and into the Army Nurse Corps. I am grateful we had our time together in California this year. Sharing a room gave us a chance to catch up again.