Ringham, Mary Jayne (Keller) Age 71, passed away at 7:10 AM on Friday, February 28, 2014, in Richardson, Texas. Mrs. Ringham will lie in state at Restland Memorial Chapel Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 PM where friends may call for their visitation. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 PM. A funeral mass will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at All Saints Catholic Church in Dallas with Father Tom Cloherty as Celebrant. Interment will then be at Restland Memorial Park, followed by a reception at the church. Mary Jayne was born on December 23, 1942 in Lafayette, Indiana where she lived until marriage. She was the daughter of the late Albert W. and Jean B. (Turner) Keller. She was married in 1961 in Lafayette to Lee O. Ringham - both were attending school at Purdue University at the time. They made their home many places during Lee's 22 year Army career. Mary Jayne became a Registered Nurse during this time and worked in several hospitals as an operating room nurse. When Lee retired from the Army they returned to Richardson, Texas. Mary Jayne also retired as a nurse, but continued, until passing away, as a volunteer for over 25 years at what is now the Methodist Richardson Medical Center. In addition to her volunteer work, she had many passions, including caring for and supporting her family, gardening, cooking, collecting Santa Claus decor, and her home decor and gift business. She cherished friendships made and activities associated with membership in the Methodist Richardson Medical Center Auxiliary, Richardson Woman's Club, Canyon Creek North Garden Club, Blue Bonnet Club, Collin County Master Gardener Association, All Saints Women's Organization and Ladies Auxiliary of Council 13520 of the Knights of Columbus, and association with friends at High Street Antiques and Design. She is survived by her husband Lee O. Ringham, Richardson, TX; two sons, Richard R. Ringham, Richardson, TX, and Michael L. Ringham and his wife Kelly M. (Thompson) Ringham, College Station, TX, and a daughter, Deborah A. Ringham, Richardson, TX; one grandson, Kenneth M. Ringham, son of Michael and Kelly; and two brothers, George Keller and his family, Lafayette IN, and Richard Keller and his family, Fowler, IN. In lieu of flowers, Mary Jayne requested memorials be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Mar. 4, 2014