Mary Jane Alford

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ALFORD Mary Jane Alford. Born in Columbus, Ohio as Mary Jane Simpson on November 22, 1928, she married John Alford in 1949, graduated from OSU in 1950 and died on July 21, 2010. Mary Jane was a widely known, respected artist and taught at the Cultural Arts Center for many years. She also held workshops fostering artistic self-expression and spiritual awareness. M.J. was also very involved in helping many children through difficult times. Her husband of 60 years died on June 1, 2010. She longed to be with him. She is survived by daughters, Sue (Kevin), Cindy (Gary) and Gail; grandchildren, Andi, Josh, Jenn, Aaron, Ben; great-grandchildren, Carrick, Jamie, Ian, Austin, Maggie, Hunter, Aldo, Kaylee, and Chloe. A memorial service for John and Mary Jane is being planned for October. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Capital Area Humane Society.
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