Mary Jane Lofton

October 22, 1948 - April 14, 2017

10/22/1948 - 04/14/2017

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday April 18, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Visitation
Tuesday April 18, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Cemetery
Wednesday April 19, 2017
Belmont County Memorial Park
P.O. Box 205
Bellaire, OH 43906
304-695-3101 | Directions
Service
Wednesday April 19, 2017
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Mary Jane Lofton, 68, of St. Clairsville, Ohio died Friday, April 14, 2017, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV.

Mary Jane was born October 22, 1948, in Bellaire, Ohio a daughter of the late Charles and Jeannette Ault Willerton.

She was retired from Belmont College St. Clairsville, OH where she was the department chair in the LPN Program in the School of Nursing.

She was an active member and elder of the Grace Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry, OH. She served on Debra Circle, Christian Education, the finance and personnel committees. She was previously a 4-H advisor.

Mary Jane was a 1966 graduate of Bellaire High School and a 1969 graduate of Ohio Valley Hospital School of Nursing. She received her Bachelors of Science at California University and her Masters in Communication from West Virgina University.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her husband, Marvin Chris Lofton, Jr on June 4, 1999, and a brother, Robert Willerton.

Surviving are her children; Jennifer Lofton of St. Clairsville, OH, Michelle(Jeffrey) Durbin of Lewis Center, OH and Jeffrey Lofton ofLewis Center, OH., four sisters; Barbara (Dale) Moore of St.Clairsville.,OH, Pat Shimble, Peggy (Don) Conners and Janice (Dan) McMahon all of Bellaire, OH, a sister-in-law, Marjorie Willerton also of Bellaire, OH., Two Grandchildren, Brielle and Gabriel Durbin, many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received 2-4pm & 6-8 Pm Tuesday at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441-37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio, where funeral services will be held at 11am Wednesday with Reverend Bill Webster officiating.

Burial follows at Belmont County Memorial Park Cemetery St. Clairsville, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church @TMCFunding.com

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com

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Maryann (Kuzma) Hurt
5 years ago

So sorry for our loss of this most special lady. Mary Jane and I were roommates @ OVGH.
Many study hours, conversations and much support to complete our road to obtaining what seemed to be that elusive “RN.” As difficult as that time seemed to be we remember many of the good times rather than the times that we were sure we would never accomplish our goals. Somehow we made it!!! I know now she is with her beloved Marvin and @ peace. Until we meet again Mary Jane RIP

Connie Crozier Bobo
5 years ago

Loved our years of 4H and square dances! So proud when you received your nursing degree. Your life touch so many others. RIP

Wendy Swisk
5 years ago

I will always remember Mary Jane and her wonderful smile. She enjoyed her crafts and her homemade cards are just beautiful. I will never forget her. Love to her and her family. Wendy and Hannah Swisk

Malissa Campbell
5 years ago

My deepest sympathy for the family. From nursing instructor to mentor and then as a colleague, Mary Jane has left a lasting impression on me. She saw something in me that I did not see in myself and she pushed me to move forward in my nursing career. For this I am forever grateful. RIP

Idora Kimbro
5 years ago

Mary Jane was a classmate of my sister and her teacher at nursing school. I knew her to be a kind, caring person. . May God bless her family at this difficult time.

Joan Roy Hazard
5 years ago

Mary Jane and I were part of 6 BHS grads who went to OVGH School of Nursing right after graduation. Living together for 3 years in the residence made us all closer to one another during the trials and tribulations, as well as the fun we had there. She was a good friend and always ready with a hearty laugh. My sympathies to all of you.

Pat & Fred Snively
5 years ago

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family.

Patricia Warner
5 years ago

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Lofton was a part of my life during LPN training.Such a sweet and caring person.

Mike and Judy Campbell
5 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Barbara Graham
5 years ago

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Mary Jane for a number of years. A lot of good memories. May she RIP