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Mary Jane Planey


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Mary Jane Planey Obituary
Mary Jane Planey (nee Mary Jane Brannen), age 91. Beloved wife of the late Anthony James (Jim). Devoted mother of George Anthony (Judie), James Bruce(Rita), and Bradley Everett (Renee Magiera), loving grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Mary Jane Planey was born November 11, 1922 in Chicago, Il to George and Martha Brannen and graduated from Chicago's Gage Park High School. She married Anthony James (Jim) in 1942 and the couple moved to Waukegan, Il following his honorable service in WWII. While living in Waukegan, Mary Jane operated "Planey's Poodle Parlor" grooming business from her home on Green Bay road. Later in life, Mary Jane volunteered in a Gurnee Park District reading program, and was especially pleased to be called "Grandma Mary" by her "little peanuts" group of four year olds. Mary Jane passed away at her home in the Rolling Hills Campus in Zion, Il on July 11th. She was preceded in death by her husband and her sister Emily Kroyer-Mazziotti. Arrangements were handled by the Petersen and Patch Funeral Home in Waukegan. A private memorial is planned. Donations may be made in Mary Jane's memory to the Rolling Hills Campus Employee's Holiday fund at 3615 16th St, Zion, Il 60099.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from July 19 to July 20, 2014
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