Mary Jane Oldorf
  • Born on: November 15, 1934
  • Departed on: October 31, 2018
  • Resided in: Marion, IA

Mary Jane Oldorf

Mary Jane Oldorf, 83 of Marion passed away on Wednesday October 31, 2018. Mary Jane was born November 15 1934, the daughter of LeRoy and Doris Stout. She grew-up on the family farm east of Mechanicsville and graduated from high school on 1952. Mary Jane attended and graduated from Cornell College in Mount Vernon with a degree in elementary education. She taught one year in Des Moines followed by thirty five years in the Cedar Rapids Schools. She retired in 1991 with most of her teaching career at Taylor Elementary followed by her last six years at Wilson Middle Schools. On November 23, 1957 Mary Jane was united in marriage to Glenn Oldorf at the Little Brown Church. She lived all of her working years in the Cedar Rapids area. A special joy was spending weekends and summer vacations at the cottage on Lake Delhi.

Following retirement, Mary Jane and Glenn traveled extensively in their motor home. They enjoyed spending their winters at Sundance Park in Casa Grande, Arizona. Mary Jane kept her hands busy with projects in counted cross stitch, knitting, and quilting. She was especially competent in paper piecing having taught several classed while at Sundance Park. At an early age, Mary Jane learned the joy of playing cards from her parents. She was an excellent bridge player and thoroughly enjoyed beating Glenn in Cribbage.

Mary Jane is survived by her husband Glenn, and a brother and sister-in-law Douglas and Edith Willey of Mechanicsville. She was preceded in death by her parents. 
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