Obituary for Mary Jane (Hamilton) Woods

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Mary Jane (Hamilton) Woods

July 10, 1937 - December 31, 2012

Mary Jane (Hamilton) Woods, age 75 passed away Monday evening, December 31, 2012 at the Morgantown Health Care-Inn. She was a resident of Morgantown.

Mary Jane was born July 10, 1937 in Morgantown to the late William "Walter" & Edith (Winegar)Hamilton. She was a 1955 graduate of the Morgantown High School and worked as a Soda Jerk for Armstrong Drugs in Morgantown during her early years. Mary Jane went on to have a successful career as a Regional Manager for Avon Products, retiring in 1992 after more than 25 years of service. After retirement, she worked in sales for Village Homes in Columbus.

Mary Jane was a former member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School at the First Christian Church of Morgantown for many years. She was also a former member of the Morgantown Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority. Mary Jane loved being with her family and enjoyed collecting hundreds of family photos that she proudly displayed in her home. Mary Jane also enjoyed reading, ballroom dancing and feeding the birds & squirrels. She loved being with her family and spending time with her dog "Troubles."

She is survived by her life companion of 28 years, George F. "Joe" Stover of Morgantown; children: Roberta Sue (Ted) Saras of Hoffman Estates, IL, Michael Dale (Teresa) Woods & James Matthew (Shelly) Woods both of Martinsville. Mary Jane will be remembered by her six grandchildren: Michelle Dyer & Michael Woods both of Martinsville, Alexandra Saras of Hoffman Estates, IL, Nick, Corey & Brent Hamblen all of Martinsville; and five great grandchildren.

Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents and one sister: Charlene Holland.

Father John Hall will conduct a funeral service 11 am Saturday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm on Friday at the funeral home and from10 am until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions maybe sent in honor of Mary Jane to the Alzheimer's Association South Central Chapter, PO Box 547 Columbus, IN 47202.

Condolences may be sent to the Woods family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: July 10, 1937
Died: December 31, 2012

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Julie Stover posted on 1/1/00

I am so very sorry to hear of Mary's death. She was a wonderful woman who brought great joy to all who knew her. My thoughts & prayers are with my dear Uncle Joe, and Mary's children & grandchildren. May God bless you all! Peace, Julie L. Stover