Mary Jane Huston Death, Obituary – The Marcy Family and Staff extend their heartfelt sympathies to the family of Mary Jane Huston, who peacefully passed away at her home in Albion, PA on Tuesday morning, August 22, 2023, at the age of 84. Born on July 30, 1939, she was the daughter of Rodney and Helen (Lasher) Henretty, Sr. Mary Jane’s life was marked by her unwavering faith and commitment to her community. A longstanding member of Grace United Methodist Church, she found joy in teaching Sunday school to toddlers and preschoolers alongside her close friend Barb Forinash. Her deep love for children was evident in everything she did.
An accomplished seamstress and knitter, Mary Jane’s hands were skilled in creating beautiful items such as slippers, Afghan blankets, and dresses for her family. Her family marveled at her sewing prowess, acknowledging that she could likely sew with her eyes closed. Family gatherings, especially during Christmas, held a special place in her heart. Her cozy house would burst at the seams with the laughter and excitement of her many children and grandchildren.
A member of Cherry Hill Grange, Mary Jane enjoyed participating in parades and community events. But her true passion lay in her role as a devoted mother. She not only raised her own eight children with boundless love but also welcomed foster children into her heart and home. Sunday dinners after church and holiday celebrations were cherished occasions that showcased her warmth and hospitality.
Mary Jane’s memory lives on through her daughters Sheila (Scott) Williams of Mentor, OH, Sharon (Scott) Beery of Albion, Dawn (Shannon) Huston-Rider of Albion, sons Randy (Christina) Huston of Albion, Matthew Huston of Albion, and David (Chris) Huston of W. Springfield. Her legacy continues with 27 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and her brother Rodney Henretty of South Carolina.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Royce (Buck) Huston, Sr., and her sons Darryl in infancy, Duane at birth, Michael, and Royce “Bucky” Huston, Jr.
Friends and family are invited to attend the funeral service on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Grace United Methodist Church in Albion, PA. Rev. Larry Reitz will officiate, and burial will follow at Springfield Cemetery in East Springfield, PA. Prior to the service, visitation hours will be held on Friday, August 25, 2023, from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM at Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Conneaut, OH.