Former Spiva Executive Director passes away

Mueller, Jo

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Spiva Center for the Arts is mourning the loss of its former Executive Director, Mary Jo Mueller.

“Jo” as she was known to the center and many in the area, was the director for 12 years before retiring in 2015 and expanded Spiva’s membership base, community outreach, and a number of other programs. The center says Jo will be lovingly remembered for her smile and laugh, her grace, and her abounding love of the arts.

The Spiva Center for the Arts‘ family is joined in sorrow at the passing of former Executive Director, Mary Jo Mueller. …

Posted by Spiva Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 18, 2021