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Statler (AP)
Mary Jane Statler

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

July 28, 1935 - Jan. 24, 2013

ELKHART — Mary Jane Statler, 77 of Elkhart, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, after an extended illness.

She was born July 28, 1935, in Mellen, Wis.

She was the dear daughter to the late George and Sophie (Suskedo), sister to the late George and Andrew Torony, and loving wife of the late Stuart W. Statler.

Mary Jane was a beyond amazing mother to her four children, Michael (Teri) Statler of Fort Worth, Texas, Debra (John) Smith of Woodridge, Ill., Sheryl Statler of Indianapolis and Steven Statler of Elkhart; and proud grammy to Taylor and Hailey Pennington and Ethan Smith. She was a deeply loved friend of many.

Mary Jane graduated from Horace Mann High School in Gary in 1952 and Methodist School of Nursing in 1956, where she continued to work for five years. She was the CEO of Statler Apartments from 1977 to 2010. Mary Jane was a member of Phi Sigma Alpha sorority, Nu-Commers, Winers ’n Diners and Red Hat Society. She enjoyed playing bridge and traveling extensively throughout the world.

A cremation was performed by Gholar & Gholar Funeral Service of Anderson. A celebration of life will be at a future date.

Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (alz.org) or the American Heart Association (donate.americanheart.org).