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Mary Jane Williams

NEWBURY TWP. – Mary Jane Williams (nee Dowling), age 85, of Newbury Township, peacefully passed away on Aug. 28, 2022, at her home.

She was born Jan. 18, 1937, to Robert Lawrence and Violet Pearl (nee Brundage) Dowling, in Cleveland.

Mary Jane married William Richard Williams on Sept. 17, 1955, in Newbury. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 2018.

Mary Jane was a former beautician. She also worked at Lowe’s Greenhouse and Kinetico.

She enjoyed gardening, doing crafts and going to Mosquito Lake to watch the boats.

Mary Jane is survived by her daughters Patricia Ann Williams, of Waco, Texas, Laura Louise Alberta, of Dover, Fla., and Michelle (Albert) Lynn Dorazio, of Wickliffe; grandchildren, Ashlee McCrary, Sarah Louis, William (Kimberly) Alberta, Amanda Alberta, Stephen Bly, Adam (Wanda) Bly, Andrew Bly, Mariah (Joshua) Schaffer, Elisha Bly and Christopher Dorazio; brothers John Richard and Robert Lawrence Dowling; and eight great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Denise Faith Bly; and brothers Arthur Vernon and Charles Hollen Dowling.

A visitation for friends and family will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, from 4-7 p.m., at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.

A private family burial will take place at a later date.

The family suggest donations be made to the Newbury Volunteer Fire Dept., 11111 Kinsman Road, Newbury, OH 44065.

Arrangements made by Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chardon. Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.