Mary Jane Wolf

Mary Jane Wolf, 91, of Greenfield, passed away on Jan. 11, 2013. Born on Feb. 10, 1921, in Putnam County, Indiana, she was the daughter of John Cleveland and Martha L. (Clodfelter) Vermillion.

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, 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 of the Cosmopolitan Book Club.

Surviving her 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.

Mary Jane was a resident of Springhurst Health Campus for many years and her family would like to thank the entire staff for the wonderful care of their mother.

A celebratory memorial visitation, with light refreshments, will take place from 2 until 4 p.m.on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Burial will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County Public Library, 900 West McKenzie Road, Greenfield, IN 46140, or to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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