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Mary Jane Wadsley

AGE: 89 • Wilmington

Mary Jane Wadsley, 89, of Wilmington, died on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Christiana Hospital. She was born and raised in Wilmington. Mary Jane graduated P.S. DuPont High School 1945. Her previous employers included DuPont, Richmond Ice Cream, and she was a homemaker to the present day.

Mary Jane enjoyed surf fishing and skeet shooting with her husband Jack. She spent many summers in Lewes Beach at the Breakwater House, where they made many happy memories at the DeBraak and Anglers with her sister, Marge and husband, Arch. She loved her German Shepherds and her grand-dog, Lexie. Mary Jane was also an avid supporter of the ASPCA and Delaware Humane Association.

Mary Jane was married to Jack for 57 years, before he passed away in 2002. In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her sisters, Marge, Doris and brother, Wilmer.

Mary Jane was loved by her children, Sharon Conner (Bill), John Wadsley (Nancy), sister-in-law Virginia Wayland. Grandchildren, Jeb Conner (Emily), Tyler Conner (Candice), Michael Wadsley and Monica Wadsley. She will also be missed by great-grandchildren Chloe and Callie Conner, Stella and Beatrix Conner and many nieces and nephews. Mary Jane was fortunate to have a good neighbor, Verla Hepler, who has been a wonderful friend for many years.

Fresenius Medical Center provided excellent care, compassion, and friendship throughout the past 19 months.

Family and friends may call on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 10:00AM-11:00AM at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike in Wilmington, followed by a memorial service starting at 11:00AM. Burial will be at the Lower Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Delaware Humane Association, 701 A St, Wilmington, DE 19801 (

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Published in The News Journal from July 23 to July 25, 2016
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