Jo Ruth Cancilla

Monday, July 1, 2024

Jo Ruth Cancilla passed away peacefully at Methodist Hospital surrounded by her family and 19-year-old Max (her best friend thatís still living).

If you loved Mama, know she loved you.

Mama and Poppa started Nunzioís Pizza House in Crawfordsville, then moved it to Greencastle in 1952; it was known as Nunziosí Pizza Den in the 1980s. The same restaurant became Mama Nunzís.

Preceding Mama in death was Poppa (Frank), her husband of 48 years; Marylou and Fib Rinehart; and her granddaughter, Micaela.

Survivors include her son, Nunzio Cancilla (Shawntiel); her daughter, Electa; a grandson, JJ Mace (Autumn); a granddaughter, Jantonia Mace (John Griel); Marideth and Trystien Boswell; Max Kuras; great-grandsons Jonathon Mace and Archer Griel; and great-granddaughters Skylar and Ellowen, who live in Carpinteria, Calif.

To all the Visiting Angels, thank you.

We will have a graveside service at 10 a.m. on July 10 at Forest Hill Cemetery. Afterwards, join us at The Inn at DePauw to reminisce and enjoy some snacks.

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