MEDIA, Pa. -- Mary Jane Tanner, beloved mother of Chuck, Kevin, Jane Ellen and Mary Beth, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
Formerly of Sikeston, Mo., Mrs. Tanner was a Navy wife, mother, musician and philanthropist. Mrs. Tanner was the devoted wife of the late Captain Charles S. Tanner Sr. for 33 years. She was a graduate of the Julliard School of Music and toured with the Concert Division of the USO during World War II. She was a 55-year member of the PEO Sisterhood and a past president of the Pennsylvania PEO State Chapter.
Over her long membership in PEO, Mrs. Tanner raised thousands of dollars for PEO's educational projects by knitting Christmas stockings and hosting her local chapter's garage sale for 27 years.
She is survived by four children, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. at the retirement community, Granite Farms Estates, in which Mrs. Tanner lived.
Flowers can be sent to: Granite Farms Estates 1343 W. Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063, Mary Jane Tanner Memorial Service.
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Tax deductible donations can be sent to:
The PEO Sisterhood Chapter AI
c/o Mrs Rebecca Erdman
408 Bickmore Dr.
Wallingford, PA 19086
Boy Scout Troop 50 Devon PA
(Eagle Scout Cabin Project)
c/o Mr. Donald McGill
P.O. Box 50
Devon, PA 19333