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Mary Jane Wolbers, 95, of Temple, NH, passed away at her home on Saturday, April 14, 2018. She was born September 15, 1922, in Wilmington, DE, the daughter of John Donald Marr, Sr. and Marian Lee (Hodkin) Marr.

Mary Jane graduated from Appleton Academy in 1939 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UNH in 1943. She obtained a Master of Science degree in Dance from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1949.

Mary Jane was a member of the United Church of Christ. She was a diverse, universal and spiritual supporter of all Protestant faiths and Christians and those of other faiths. Mary Jane was a charter member of the American Dance Therapy Association and the Sacred Dance Guild.

Mary Jane is survived by her daughters, Marian Frances Wolbers and her husband, Bruce Dengler, of Reading, PA, and Vivian Rose Wills and her husband, Robert, of Temple, NH; her sons, Charles Paul Wolbers, Jr. and his wife, Donna Hoffman, of South Wayne, WI, and George Ernest Wolbers and his wife, Ellen Estes, of Matthews, NC; her nieces, Debbie Lou and Margaret Ann; her nephews, Don and John Charles; 9 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Mary Jane was predeceased by her husband, Charles Paul Wolbers, Sr.; sister Ruth Elizabeth Marr; and her brother, John D. (Jack) Marr, Jr.