DIXON – Mary Jane Meyers, 95, of Dixon was called to her heavenly home on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Polo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
Mary Jane was born November 11, 1923, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of Alvin L. and Dorothy (Braun) Harden. Mary Jane was married to Bud Mumford, he preceded her in death. She later married Edwin Meyers on June 14, 1964, in Dixon. He preceded her in death on July 11, 1997.
Mary Jane graduated from Dixon High School in 1941, she attended Northern Illinois University where she received her bachelor’s degree in teaching. She taught at Garrison, Oak Ridge Hill rural, and Prairieville Schools. She retired after 35 years of dedicated public service in Lee County Schools. Mary Jane also was a substitute teacher for Dixon Public Schools.
Mary Jane was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon and loved singing in the choir. She was an active member with Dixon Homemaker’s Extension, 4-H Youth Fair, Dixon Women’s Garden Club, and Daughters of the American Revolution. Mary Jane’s hobbies over the years included her flower garden, cooking, oil painting, flower arranging, and crafts, but most of all spending time with family was her favorite activity.
She is survived by her daughter, Judith A. (Patrick) Lee of Dixon; son, Alan (Becky) Meyers of Marion, IL; one sister, Janice Maves; two brothers, Donald (Barbara) Harden and Edward Harden; four grandchildren, Christy (David) Johns, Tricia (Paul) Walter, Melissa Hoy, Kyle (Blair) Meyers; five great-grandchildren, Lauren Walter, Taylor Walter, Sydney Garrison, Wade Meyers, Wyatt Meyers; and several nieces and nephews.
Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Francis Harden; two sisters, Joanne Harden and Helen Willett; four brothers, Alvin Harden Jr., Lyle Harden, William Harden, and Roger Harden.
A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon, with Rev. Joseph O’Donnell, officiating. Burial of cremated remains will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon, IL.
Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church of Dixon or Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, IL.
Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.