Mary Jane McNeelan

Mary Jane McNeelan, 95, of Holton passed away at 5:45 p.m, Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Legacy of Morrison Woods in Muncie. She was born at North Vernon on July 25, 1923 the daughter of Leo and Mary McClellan Clerkin. She was married to William G. McNeelan, Jr. on November 2, 1946 and he preceded her in death on April 23, 2018. 

Survivors include one daughter Marsha (Kevin) Kile of Muncie; one grandson Greg Kile also of Muncie; two great-grandsons Javin and William Kile; one brother Michael (Janet) Clerkin of North Vernon. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Robert, Max, Richard, James, and Jack Clerkin, and her sisters Margaret Thompson, Shirley Eliot, and Martha Lemen. 

Mrs. McNeelan was a 1941 graduate of North Vernon High School. From January of 1965 until August of 1988 she was employed at the Holton Branch of the Napoleon State Bank. She was also a homemaker and had assisted her husband in the McNeelan Cash Store, McNeelan’s Hardware, and the McNeelan and Smith Funeral Home, all in Holton. Janie was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in North Vernon and attended the Holton United Methodist Church. 

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 13 at the Holton United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeremy Neckers of the Commonway Church in Muncie officiating. Burial was in the Holton Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Holton United Methodist Church or the Holton Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Stratton Karsteter Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.