Mary Jane Thonen, 84, of Rittman, passed away Monday, December 23, 2013 at Akron General Medical Center, after a period of declining health. She was born February 6, 1929 in Medina, to Raymond J. and Marion (Deimling) Haumesser, and was a life long resident of Rittman.
She graduated from Medina High School and married Gerald D. Thonen on December 24, 1954, he preceded her in death in 2003. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and caregiver for her family, who will be deeply missed. She loved flowers, gardening and caring for her home.
She is survived by a son, Robert Thonen of Akron; daughter, Susan Wren and granddaughter, Alyssa Wren, both of Rittman; three grandchildren; sisters, Edith Sickles of Montana, and Ellen (Terry) Fortney of Creston; brothers, Glenn (Sheila) Haumesser of Akron, and Robert (Mary Ann) Haumesser of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Thonen in 1975.
Private Service will be held at the convenience of the family, there will be no calling hours. Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery with Pastor Travis McKenzie officiating.
Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunset Dr., Rittman is handling arrangements. For online register book, obituary, condolences, visit www.gillmanfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.