Mary Jane Huffman

Jan 28, 1945 - Jun 15, 2013

Mary Jane Huffman, 68, of Catawba Island, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton.

She was born Jan. 28, 1945, in Sandusky, the daughter of William and Margery (Ott) Trost.

She graduated from St. Mary Central Catholic High School in Sandusky in 1963, and went to Mount St. Joseph College in Cincinnati, graduating in 1967. On Dec. 27, 1968, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, she married David A. Huffman and he survives.

Mary Jane taught French and English in the Sandusky School System, and recently retired as a substitute teacher for the Port Clinton School System. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton, where she served as a lector and Minister of Holy Communion. She was past president of Immaculate Conception St. Vincent de Paul Society, as well as past president of the East District of Toledo Diocesan St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Mary Jane was a 10 year resident of The Vineyard, on Catawba, where she served as past president and secretary of the Resident Association; and was currently the recording secretary of the Vineyard Voices. She was instrumental in coordinating the Book Club and the Health and Wellness Group at The Vineyard, and was a current member on the Board Committee on Marketing and Public Relations.

Her hobbies included playing scrabble and pinochle, cooking, baking, flower gardening, spending time with her family and friends, and most recently being a doting grandma to her grandson, Skyler.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Andrew J. (Gina) Huffman of Westlake, Ohio, Jonathan Huffman of Lockport, N.Y., and Edward (Kelly) Huffman of Roseburg, Ore.; one grandson, Skyler James Huffman; brother, William (Mary Ann) Trost of Oberlin; two nephews; and many cousins.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton. Prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 414 Madison St., Port Clinton, Father John C. Missler and Father Raymond Ensman officiating. Per Mary Jane's wishes, cremation will then take place.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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