Mary Jane Vail
January 11, 1925 ‒ July 03, 2017
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Mary Jane Vail, age 92, of Mount Gilead, passed away Monday morning, July 3, 2017, at Willow Brook at Delaware Run.
On January 11, 1925, Mary Jane was born in Cleveland, OH, the only child of the late Earl E. and Isabel (Gill) Williams. She graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the Class of 1942.
Mary Jane married Alan Leroy Vail on December 17, 1944 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Gilead. They shared over 38 years together as husband and wife before he preceded her in death on May 2, 1983.
Mary Jane and Alan built and ran the Northgate Trailer Park in Mount Gilead for many years. She also assisted him with his Marathon Oil distribution business.
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and a Worthy Matron in the Order of the Eastern Star.
In her spare time, Mary Jane enjoyed playing cards, golfing, bowling and reading.
Mary Jane will be dearly missed by two sons: James A. (Connie)Vail of Centerville, OH, Richard E. (Celia) Vail of Delaware, OH; three grandchildren: James (Erin) Vail of Jacksonville, FL, Cherry (Jonathan) Gomez-Rivera of San Diego, CA, Benjamin (Christina) Vail of Columbus; and a great grandchild, Ari Gomez-Rivera.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mary Jane was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Linda Jane Vail; and a son, Brian Lee Vail.
Mary Jane’s family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m – 12Noon on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held there at 12 Noon with Pastor Jeff Canankamp officiating. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Mary Jane’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215 or at www.alz.org/centralohio/.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Mary Jane’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.