Mary Jane Kleinschmidt (89)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: June 21, 1932
Death: March 31, 2022

Mary Jane Kleinschmidt, 89, of Grayville, Illinois, died Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi, Illinois. She was born June 21, 1932, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, the daughter of Walter Raymond “Chiney” Gray and Eva Mae (Newman) Gray. She was married to Adolph Fred Kleinschmidt on December 31, 1950, and he preceded her in death on July 9, 2012.

Jane worked in the banking industry as a bookkeeper. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Grayville where she previously taught Sunday school. Her pastimes include playing piano, cooking and flower gardening.

Survivors include sons Randy (Deb) Kleinschmidt of Grayville, Jeffrey (Lisa) Kleinschmidt of Evansville, Indiana; grandchildren Eric (Melissa) Kleinschmidt, Zachary (Jamie) Kleinschmidt, Aaron (Dawn) Kleinschmidt, Andrew (Joni) Kleinschmidt; great-grandchildren Sydney, Ethan (Layla), Sutton, Charlotte, Collin, Kenna, Zane, Josie, Ava, Ian, Chandler and Chase; and one great-great grandchild, Saidy.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; great-grandson Aiden Kleinschmidt; siblings Walter Gray, Bill Gray, Laura Gray, Irene Carr, Lou Culver, and Alice Baumgartner.

Visitation and funeral are Monday, April 4, 2022, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 10 am and funeral is at noon. Burial is in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.

Memorials may be made to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, MD 20814, or they will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville, Illinois - Monday, April 4, 2022 - 10 am - 12 noon
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville, Illinois - Monday, April 4, 2022 - 12 noon
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois
Memorials: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, MD 20814

5 thoughts on “Mary Jane Kleinschmidt”

  1. Loved Jane. The stories of her life would fill a Book for sure. She cared very much about many things. God bless you, family.

  2. She was a great lady and I had the greatest pleasure of knowing her. She had a way with her when she was teaching us about God and Jesus. She will be missed! But I know that she is with our lord and savior Jesus Christ! Rest in peace my dear sweet friend.

  3. Aunt Jane used to dress me up like a bride in Grandma Gray’s lace curtains. She would drive me around the square giving everyone flowers we had picked. She was a great cook & loved to grow pretty flowers. When I would talk to her we would talk about our large family dinners & what was made. She & Aunt Laura gave me much love as a child & we always had a lot of fun.

  4. I am so glad we got to be with Grandma Jane at that last fish fry for her birthday that was so much fun and she really enjoyed it. She will be sadly missed for her kind heart and her talkative ways haha.

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