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Mrs. Mary Jane McThenia, Life Member, Passes at 82
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By Technician Matthew Thews
January 26, 2020

The New Market District VFC is sad to announce that Mrs. Mary Jane McThenia, a life member of the department, passed away this past Thursday. Our thoughts and prayers remain with her family. She was a lifelong contributor to our department, even late in her life. She will be missed.

Official Obituary

Mary Jane Burdette McThenia, 82, of Plane No. 4, Mount Airy, Maryland passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Dove Hospice House in Westminster, Maryland. She was the wife of the late John W. McThenia Sr., and a daughter of the late George and Mary Dorine Moxley Burdette. Mary Jane was an only child, and she lived in the same house for 80 years, until life challenges became too great.

Mary Jane was a lifelong member of Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church, and a life member of New Market District Volunteer Fire Company where she received many accolades. She loved to spend time with her dog, family and friends, gardening and doing volunteer work through the church and the fire company.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend, and will be dearly missed by her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends, especially from church and the fire company.

She is survived by three children Mary Teresa Brooks and husband Thomas; Donna Rhodes and husband C. Tracey; and John McThenia, Jr. an wife Marci, Five grandchildren Amanda, David and Victoria McThenia , Mary Samantha and Nicholas Brooks, and her dog Lacey.

Friends may call 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Monday, January 27 at Molesworth-Williams Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, Maryland 20872. Funeral services will be held at Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church, 5101 Woodville Road, Mount Airy, Maryland 21771, Tuesday January 28 where there will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until funeral services begin at 11 a.m. Pastor Phil Ayres and Certified Lay Servant Deborah Morris-Constantinides will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church, 5101 Woodville Road, Mount Airy, Maryland 21771 or New Market District Volunteer Fire Company, Post Office Box 925, New Market, Maryland 21774

Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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