Mary Jo Inman

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Mary Jo “Jo” Inman, nee Kalert, 87, of St. Louis, MO, born July 15, 1935, in Belleville, IL, died March 22, 2023.

Jo taught for the Archdiocese of St. Louis at St. Bernadette. She was later married there. Jo worked for the Mehlville school district teaching 6th grade for 25 years at Bernard and Rogers School. Jo was a resident of the Village of Nazareth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Inman; her parents, Joe and Margaret, nee Adams, Kalert; and her brother, Robert Kalert.

She is survived by her children, Rich (Cheri) Inman and John Inman;
three grandchildren, Ryan (Amber) Inman, Chris (Kristin) Inman and Rachel (John) McArthur;
nine great-grandchildren;
two brothers, Father David Kalert, OMI and Richard (Vicky) Kalert;
and a sister-in-law, Joan Kalert;

Memorials may be made to The Oblates. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  A Memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL.



6 Comments on Mary Jo Inman

Dora Becker said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2023 at 11:01 PM

My sympathies to the Kalert family as we lived next to each other in our childhood days. May she rest in peace.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Kathy Ziegler said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2023 at 11:07 AM

My deepest sympathies to Rich and John and your family. Your mom and my mom (Connie) were best friends for decades, going all the way back to Cranberry Lane. I have a feeling they have already found each other again.

  • Manchester
  • MO
Steve Woodruff said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2023 at 7:23 AM

To the family of MaryJo, I am so sorry to learn about Mary Jo. As the manager of the Village at Nazareth when they moved there, it was an honor to know MaryJo and Rich. They are a wonderful couple and I loved them as residents there, as everyone else that lived or worked there did too. Both were so kind and respectful to all. You could feel their love for one another..We pray for the strength of John and Rich and their family and friends to cope with their loss. Steve Woodruff

  • High Ridge
  • Missouri
Nancy Smith and Cindy Deters said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2023 at 10:49 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the family. May she rest in peace. We had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Inman from Nazareth. She and her husband were friends of our father Clarence Cracchiolo who also lived at Nazareth. He always thought they were the nicest people and enjoyed talking with them. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult and sad time. Heaven just got a little brighter.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Julie Wessels Hicks said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2023 at 11:52 AM

Mary Jo was my 5th Grade teacher at St. Bernadette. Always liked her. Met her for the first time 10 years later at Fairview Heights Mall. She recognized me and came up to say hi! We talked for a long time and I introduced her to my new little girl! So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady.

  • Granite City
  • Illinois
Mary Meng said : Guest Report Apr 06, 2023 at 8:55 AM

My sympathies to all the Kalert family.

  • Freeburg
  • IL

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