Mary Jane Ingram passed away at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home in Penn Yan January 11, 2018 at the age of 95 with her loving family by her side.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Weldon’s Funeral Home, 102 East Main St, Penn Yan. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Benton Center United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any of the following: Benton Center United Methodist Church c/o Melissa Stuart, 2625 Bath Road, Penn Yan, 14527; Yates County Cooperative Extension, 4-H Program, County Office Bldg, Liberty St. Penn Yan; Penn Yan Manor Foundation, 655 Liberty St., Penn Yan; or Benton Fire Department c/o Daniel Martin, Havens Corners Road, Penn Yan.
The family of Mary Jane Ingram would like to thank the staff at the Penn Van Manor Nursing Home for the loving care they gave to Mary Jane. You were all so attentive and caring to all of us. Thank you!
Mary Jane shared often with friends and family the many blessings in her life. She was born April 24, 1922 in Penn Yan to Ethel & Lee Yonge and lived her whole life in Penn Yan, which she loved so much. She graduated from Penn Yan Academy in the class of 1939, which celebrated its 78th reunion in 2017. She worked as a bookkeeper for Charles Walsh prior to marrying the love of her life, Paul Ingram, and raising their family on the family farm in Benton. Mary Jane was so happy to marry into a large, close family— the Ingrams and the Ledgerwoods. She was a member of the Benton Grange, Yates County Farm Bureau, Benton Methodist Church, UMW, was a Sunday School teacher, and helped with other church functions as well as holding many offices. In addition, Mary Jane was a 4-H leader for many years and a member of Cooperative Extension, and of course helped with the family farm and trucking business. She was a faithful worker for many years in her son’s florist business. Most recently, she volunteered with the Once Again Shoppe. One of her great desires was to attend the Benton Fire Department barbecues and Fish Fries. She loved to visit with friends and family. Her favorite pastimes were sewing, knitting, flower gardening and of course, baking. Her family always took precedence for her time and attention. Another love in Mary Jane’s life was Keuka Lake. In 1982 she and Paul moved into the house on Keuka Lake that they had built. Mary Jane went swimming in the lake everyday she possibly could until the summer of 2017.
Mary Jane is survived by her children, Jim (Johnna) Ingram, Cheryl (Dave) Henderson, and Paula Austic. She is also survived by grandchildren, Clark, Joshua, and Mary Kate Ingram; Charity (Dan) Vince, Caleb Henderson, Debra (Ron) Loz, Amy Austic Sens, Beth (Jason) Kennedy, Sarah Ingram, and Grace (Anthony) Carter; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Paul; her son, Phil (Ginny); and son-in-law Doug Austic.