Mary Jane Walburn

By | January 19, 2022

Mary Jane Partlow Walburn, age 84, of Wellston, passed peacefully to her eternal home on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born January 25, 1937, in Wellston, Ohio to the late Lawrence L. “Jack” Partlow and Kathryn J. (Collins) Partlow. Mary Jane was a Wellston High School graduate in the class of 1954. She was employed for many years at the Pillsbury Plant of Wellston, where she served as a line and team leader until her retirement in 2002. Following her retirement, she began her most important life role when she began caring for her great grandchildren. Mary Jane always enjoyed spending her free time visiting with friends, cooking delicious meals, taking many trips with friends and family, vacations to Holden Beach, NC, making Hitty Dolls, caring for her pets, working in her flower beds and shopping. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wellston.

Mary Jane is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Sandy Walburn of Blythe, California; brother, Bill Partlow of Wellston; niece, Sue (Randy) Boggs of Springfield; nephew, Stephen Partlow of Wellston; grandchildren: Heather (Ryan) Hostetler of Cable and Christopher (Heather) Callahan of Jackson; great grandchildren: Madison Callahan, Caleb Hostetler, Cole Callahan and Grace Callahan; special cousin, Sue Simon; along with many extended cousins and dear friends. Besides her parents, Mary Jane was preceded in death by sister-in-law, Mary Lou Partlow; and her lifelong friend, Helen Downard.

Calling hours will be Thursday, January 20 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral services will follow the calling hours at 1 p.m. with Pastor John Pelletier officiating. Mary Jane will be laid to rest in Ridgewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be given to the American Alzheimer’s Association in Mary Jane’s loving memory. Online condolences can be sent to the family at