Mrs. Mary Jane Bucher was a charter Associate Member of the Clerics of St. Viator, Province of Chicago, since August of 1999.  Mary Jane was truly proud to have been a Charter Associate of the Chicago Province and was looking forward to renewing her commitment this coming August 2001.

Mary Jane died on Saturday, June 23, 2001 in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Mary Jane, 65 years of age, was born in Chicago, Illinois.  She is survived by her children Margaret, James, & Patricia, as well as several grandchildren.  Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Fred.  Mary Jane celebrated 25 years as a 4th grade teacher at Maternity B.V.M. School one year ago.  Mary Jane was recognized as an outstanding teacher who loved her students and acted as a model for them as a person of deep faith.  She also worked as a member of the Worship Commission and liturgical planning team for the past several years.

Visitation was held at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais on Monday evening the 25th of June, 2001 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. T he Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at Maternity B.V.M. Church.

I ask each local community to remember Mary Jane in your prayers and to gather in your local communities to remember her in Eucharist.

Taken from letter to the Viatorian Community, June 23, 2001, from the Provincial, Rev. Charles G. Bolser, CSV