Mary Jane Woodruff, 65, Millersburg

Mary Jane Woodruff, 65, of Millersburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at the home of her daughter after a short illness.

She was born May 31, 1947, in Millersburg, the loving daughter of Raymond W. and Esther (Alexander) Jeffries. After graduating from West Holmes High School in 1965, she worked as a secretary for Bill Pyers Law Office, Close Irving Insurance and Mohr's Restaurant. She worked at Pomerene Hospital as a medical transcriptionist, retiring in 2005.

She was a member of Millersburg Christian Church, and loved collecting cookbooks, sewing, reading, and spending time with her grandkids.

Surviving are children, Jeffrey Woodruff of Holmesville and Lori Woodruff of Millersburg; grandchildren, Jessica Woodruff of Illinois, Jamie and Jenna Woodruff, both of Holmesville; her mother, Esther Jeffries of Apple Creek; sisters, Nancy (Richard) Bevington of Lakeville, Jennie Jeffries of Apple Creek, and Lou Ann (Ralph) Mallon of Canton; two nieces and two nephews; her former husband, Thomas E. Woodruff of Holmesville; and her cats, Shadow and Miss Kitty.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcy Ann Woodruff; her father, Raymond; and grandparents, Ray and Helen Jeffries and Earl and Bertha Alexander.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Hospice for the care of Mary Jane.

Funeral services were Sunday, Feb. 10 at Millersburg Christian Church, with pastors Jerry Craycraft and Craig Piatt officiating. Burial was in the Prairie Township Cemetery, Holmesville.

Arrangements were handled by Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg.

The family suggests donations be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne (Holmes) County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.

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