Mary Jane Rinella

Apr 11th, 1929 - Sep 28th, 2019


St. Joseph Catholic Church

Tue, Oct. 1st, 2019 9:00- 11:00 AM


St. Joseph Catholic Church

Tue, Oct. 1st, 2019 11:00 AM


Maplewood Cemetery

Tue, Oct. 1st, 2019 12:00 PM

Mary Jane Rinella

Marion- Mary Jane Rinella, age 90, of Marion, passed away at 4:00am on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Parkway Manor.

Mary Jane was born in Marion on April 11, 1929, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine (DiSalvo) Rinella. A graduate of Marion High School, Mary Jane continued her education, receiving an associate degree from VTI, specializing in secretarial shorthand. Prior to her retirement, she had worked as a secretary for General Telephone Company.

Mary Jane was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was previously active in Hearts Helping Hearts and was one of the founding members of her cherished Birthday Club group.

Survivors include her brother- Ernie Rinella; a host of beloved niece and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews; and special friend- Lalla Duty.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters- Katherine Rinella, Sara Rinella, Barbara Palmer, and Dolores Brown, brothers- Tony, Frank, Joe and Sam Rinella.

The funeral mass will be held at 11am on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion with Father Brian Barker officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9-11am on Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Children’s Miracle Network.

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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Frankie Springhart

    From: San Antonio, Texas

    Date: September 29, 2019

    Rest Easy Mary Jane. Such a wonderful, funny lady. It was my privilege to have known her.

  • Guest: Charles and frankie boatright

    From: Fort myers, Florida

    Date: September 29, 2019

    Sorry to hear about Mary Jane

  • Guest: Richard & Kathryn Stilley

    From: Mulberry , Florida

    Date: September 29, 2019

    We are very sad to read of your loss. Our sincere condolences to the family.

  • Guest: Renee Pressley

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 30, 2019

    Mary Jane was our McDonald’s neighbor. Stopping in now and then. I would see her out walking her dogs in the morning with a wave hello.
    Prayers for the families at this difficult time.

  • Guest: Rhonda Burns Gaugh

    From: Cambria , Illinois

    Date: October 2, 2019

    With sympathy and empathy. My Prayers go out for the family.

  • Guest: Becca Malone

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 2, 2019

    I met Mary thru serving as an election judge. Mary brought laughter to a long day on a number of those days for me.
    Well done Mary, rest well old friend. Prayers for her family.

  • Guest: Maxine Simmons

    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: October 2, 2019

    I am so sorry to to hear of Mary Jane passing. I have memory of her when I was a child living next door to her and her family. I didn’t hear about it til after she was buried. My condolence goes out to the family. My maiden name was Rametta. God Bless the family.

  • Guest: Benny Francis

    From: Winter Park, Florida

    Date: October 6, 2019

    So sorry