Mary Jane Utterback

Mary Jane Utterback

75, Greenwood, passed away March 2, 2014. She was born December 27, 1938 at Indianapolis to the late Maurice "Wes" and Mary Wheeler Utterback. Her survivors include sisters Martha Hinkle, Bargersville and Gayle (Mark) Allard, Bargersville; nieces Erin (David) Records, Greenwood and Elizabeth Allard, Franklin; nephews Andrew (Kim) Allard, Bloomington, David (Tammy) Allard, Erie PA, and Eric (Pam) Hinkle, Indianapolis; great nieces Lydia and Madeleine Allard, Maura Jane Records, Aletha and Ruth Hinkle, Lyndsay, Marissa, Gibson, and Jakob Allard. She dedicated her life to her nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews as well as her students in the classroom.

Jane was a 1957 Union Township High School Graduate, 1961 Ball State Teachers College with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education, and earned her Masters of Science Degree in Education from Indiana University in 1970. Her teaching career of nearly 40 years included San Bernardino, CA, Whiteland Community Schools and retiring in 1999 from MSD Perry Township Meridian Middle School.

She was a member of Providence Christian Church, Johnson County Retired Teachers Association, Union Township High School Alumni Association and was a member of the Scholarship Committee.

Jane was most generous in supporting numerous organizations and faithfully volunteered and supported the work of the InterChurch Food Pantry of Johnson County.

She was known for her love of current events and sports, specifically IU basketball and football, Indiana Pacers, and was a long time season ticket holder for the Indianapolis Colts.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 7 at Single ton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center , with visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 in the mortuary. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin.

Memorial gifts have been suggested to Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County, P. O. Box 147, Whiteland, IN 46184 or Union Township Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, C/O Johnson County Community Foundation, 398 S. Main Street, Franklin, IN 46131.

Funeral Home

Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center
7602 Madison Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46227
(317) 885-7585

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Mar. 5, 2014