Mary Jane Ransley

November 17, 1942 - February 9, 2016
Mary Jane Ransley

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Mary Jane Ransley of Carolina Village in Hendersonville passed away on February 9, 2016 after an incredibly brave battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Ethel and Joseph O’Grady.

Mary Jane leaves behind the love of her life, Jack, who she was married to for more than 40 years. She taught fourth grade in Middletown Township, New Jersey for 30 years and, upon her retirement, she and Jack moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina and built a beautiful home. She enjoyed gardening, travel and her beloved cats. Mary Jane was very accomplished at knitting and various other needlework arts. Volunteer service was also an important aspect of her life; she spent many hours volunteering at local Hendersonville schools.

In addition to her husband, Mary Jane is survived by her siblings, Cathy (George), Ann Marie (Thomas) and Peter; nieces, Tracy and Dawn, and nephews, Timothy and Sean. Also surviving are her step-children, Susan, John and Andrew; her step-granddaughters, Oona and Leta; and step-grandsons James, Aaron and Nathan. Additionally, she is survived by Jesse, Finn and Scarlett, her step-great-grandchildren.

Donations in her name may be sent to the Henderson County Animal Shelter at

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 14th at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 208 7th Avenue West, Hendersonville.

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  • March 13, 2016
    Bob Baker says:
    Jack, My Dr. prevents me from crowds at this time. My hope is that you get through these difficult times. Mary Jane is in good hands. Take care or Jack.

  • March 18, 2016
    Peggy Denny says:
    Jack. Our deepest sympathy in your loss of Mary Jane. May God bless you during this time. You are in out thoughts and prayers. Peggy and Clay