Mary Jane DeLisle

June 09, 1916 ‒ September 16, 2006

Mount Vernon and Flint, Michigan

Mary Jane DeLisle, age 90, of Mount Vernon and formerly of Flint, Michigan, died on Saturday afternoon, September 16, 2006, at the Country Club Retirement Center in Mount Vernon following a brief illness.

She was born in Flint, Michigan, on June 9, 1916, the daughter of the late Louis E. and Maud Madeline (Lash) DeLisle. Mary Jane graduated from Flint High School and took business courses at the College of William & Mary and the University of Michigan.

An astute business woman, Mary Jane put her heart and sole into her business ventures; owning and operating Accents and the Sue Phillips Dress Shop, both in Flint, Michigan. She prided herself and her businesses on good customer service, tending to the customer’s every need and preferring to work with only one customer at a time.

With an eye for fashion, Mary Jane will be remembered for her creative ability to “accessorize” and decorate; her outfits and living quarters were always up to date with what was fashionable. Mary Jane was a very independent woman who aged gracefully and was very considerate of others.

Mary Jane resided in Flint, Michigan until 2003, when she moved to Mount Vernon to be closer to her family. During her time in Flint, Michigan, Mary Jane was a member of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Flint Country Club where she was an avid golfer. An active bridge player, she played in several bridge clubs and greatly enjoyed the many friends she would play with.

While in Mount Vernon, Mary Jane was a member of the Red Hat Club Society.

Mary Jane will be missed by her cousin Susan (Mark) Noland and their children Matthew and Michael Noland all of Mount Vernon; and her special friend and cousin-in-law Dorothy Kay of Marion; and her friends from the Retirement Center.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her cousins Donald Kay and Caroline Kay.

Private family services will be held at a later date at Chapel Heights Memory Gardens in Marion.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home in Marion.

If desired memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, Ohio 43017, or to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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