Mary Jane Rapp, 95, of Bellefontaine, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Green Hills Care Center.
She was born on August 28, 1917 in Union County to the late Lewis L. and Edna (Gregory) Wright.
On March 25, 1936 she married Marion Rapp in Vanceburg, KY and he preceded her in death on June 12, 2011. She is also preceded in death by a son, Ronn Rapp; a daughter, Lorna Brown; two brothers, Harold and James Wright; and two sisters, Mildred Nau and Bonita Kavanaugh.
Surviving are two sons, Richard (Faith) Rapp of Lima and Thomas (fiancé, Vicki Fay) Rapp of Bellefontaine; a daughter, Cindy (Steve) Dorsey of Urbana; daughter-in-law, Nancy Rapp of DeGraff; two sisters, Helen Lockwood of Marysville and Maxine Vicario of Bellefontaine; sister-in-law, Maxine Wright of Wooster, OH; 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren; and her close friends, Carol Skeen, Joan Moody, and Betty Cummins.
A 1935 graduate of Byhalia High school and a homemaker, Mary Jane was a long-time member of the Lewistown Trinity United Methodist Church. She volunteered at Our Daily Bread, was a member of the 20th Century Club and a 40 year member of the Everyready Club. She enjoyed reading, word puzzles, crocheting, gardening, and cooking.
Pastor Kenn Barton will officiate at an 11:00 am funeral service on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine where friends may call from 4 to 7 on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 and on Thursday, one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Rutan Foundation, 205 Palmer Avenue, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.edsfh.com.