Mary Jane Thobe, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 3:15 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on March 23, 1921 in Sidney, Ohio, to the late Leo & Agnes (Voisard) Thobe.
She received her early education at Houston School, after which she entered the order of the Sisters of the Precious Blood, serving the order for 45 years, until her retirement to Versailles in 1983.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the Athenaeum of Ohio College in Cincinnati, a Masters degree from St. Johns College of Cleveland, and a Bachelors degree in Theology at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana.
As a member of the Precious Blood Order, she taught school in Phoenix, Cincinnati, Dayton, Bellefontaine, Minster, and Coldwater.
In 1998, she moved to Greenville where she was a member of the Darke County Retired Teachers’ Association and the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her step mother, Rose Gehret Thobe; brother, John Thobe; sisters, Helen Warner and Frieda Thobe; and sister in law, Amy Thobe.
She is survived by her brothers and sisters in law, Francis (Georgene) Thobe of Sidney, Ohio, Cletus Thobe of Piqua, Ohio, Herman (Maxine) Thobe of Houston, Ohio, and Jerry (Mary) Thobe of Tipp City, Ohio; sister and brother in law, Janice (Jim) Sommer of Tipp City, Ohio; brother in law, Jim Warner of Greenville, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 West Third Street, Greenville, Ohio, with the Rev. Fr. John R. White Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Remy Catholic Cemetery, Russia, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 5-8 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community Residence Aid Fund or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.