Mary Jane Westhoven

March 28, 1930-Oct. 22, 2019

Mary Jane Westhoven, 89, of Liberty Center, Ohio, passed away Oct. 22, 2019.

Mary Jane was born March 28, 1930, in Elmira, Ohio, to the late Walter and Florence (Thurbly) Spengler. She married Lawrence A. Westhoven on July 13, 1950, in St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Archbold, and they were married for 52 years before he preceded her in death on March 18, 2003.

Mary Jane is survived by her daughters, Loretta (David) Snyder of Ashland, Ohio; Rebecca (Daniel) Hinkle of Chattanooga, Tennessee; son, Lawrence (Cindy) Westhoven Jr. of Tucson, Arizona; grandchildren, Andrew, Casey, Tiffany, Nathaniel, Seth, Troy; great-grandchildren, Colt and Case; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence; grandson, Travis; and sisters, Arlene “Tess” Spengler, Pauline “Pawnie” Heer and Donna “Nook” Leupp.

Mary Jane graduated from Archbold High School. Mary Jane was an actively involved farmwife – she would operate many of the farm equipment and was known to drive the combine to harvest the corn. She was a longtime member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. Along with her husband, Mary Jane was active in the Farm Bureau and numerous card clubs. She loved traveling and going dancing. Mary Jane helped out on various cancer fundraising drives and was a poll worker for the board of elections. Her family was very important to her and she enjoyed spending time with them. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation for Mary Jane will take place Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, from 4-8 p.m. in Hanneman Funeral Home, 302 E. Maple St., Liberty Center, Ohio 43532. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 14010 S. River Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio. Burial will immediately follow in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be gifted in Mary Jane’s honor to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Hanneman Funeral Home is honored to serve Mary Jane’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting

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