Mary Jane Wolf

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mary Jane Wolf, 91, of Greenfield, passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.

Born on Feb. 10, 1921, in Putnam County, she was the daughter of John Cleveland and Martha L. (Clodfelter) Vermillion.

Mary Jane had 28 Clodfelter cousins and numerous Vermillion cousins and she valued her extended family.

Mary Jane earned a bachelor's degree in English from DePauw University where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority.

She then earned her master's degree from Radcliffe College and also studied in England at the University of London.

Mary Jane married William "Bill" H. Wolf on April 22, 1950, and they were married for 61 years before he passed away in 2011.

Mrs. Wolf was an English literature and language arts teacher for the Greenfield school system for 20 years. She also taught at DePauw University.

She was a trained classical violinist and played in the DePauw orchestra. She loved to read, play bridge, travel and appreciated the fine arts. Additionally, she was a member of Tri Kappa, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Cosmopolitan Book Club.

Surviving are her four daughters, Sarah, Martha, Pamela and Paula. Paula is married to Mike Weninger and has two children, William "Will" Wolf Weninger and Ruby Marie Weninger.

She is also survived by her nephews, Leslie Vermillion, John Vermillion and Bruce Talbott; sisters-in-law Mary Vermillion, Doris Talbott and Marian Wolf Thoms; several cousins, including Malcolm Romine and Julia Romine; and her loyal feline companion, Miss Kitty.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and siblings, John "Jack" and Stanley.

A celebratory memorial visitation is set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 at Erlewein Mortuary, Greenfield. Burial will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Rd., Greenfield, IN 46140, or to the Alzheimer's Association at

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