Mary Jane Knepper, 61, 307 N. Indiana St., Bremen, died at 9:25 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2001. Mary Jane died in the Bremen Community Hospital of a cancer-related illness following a brave five-year battle with the disease. For the past 15 years Mary Jane had shared a home with her mother in Bremen, coming from Plymouth. Born on May 6, 1940, in Plymouth, she was the daughter of Howard A. and Margaret E. Metheny Knepper. She graduated from Plymouth High School in the class of 1958. Mary Jane worked in production at Bremen Wire for 12 years. She loved children and did a lot of baby sitting for her family and for children in the area. She liked to read and do needlepoint and counted-cross stitch work. She crocheted and gardened and was an avid sports fan, especially Cubs baseball. She was fond of animals, particularly dogs. Mary Jane was an active member of the Bremen Church of the Brethren and had taught a seniors Sunday School class. She is survived by her mother, Margaret Knepper, Bremen, and two brothers: Richard A. and Shurla Knepper, Inwood, and Ronald E. and Susan Knepper, Plymouth. Three sisters also survive. They are: Sally A. O’Dell, Orriville, Ohio; Linda K. and Edward Krecik, Knox, and Judy M. Dildine, Round Rock, Texas. Several nieces and nephews survive as well. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her father and James E. Knepper, a brother. Family services for Mary Jane were held on Sunday evening, in the Bremen Church of the Brethren, Pastor Tom Hostetler officiated. There will be no visitation. Memorial gifts in Mary Jane’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Marshall County Hospice.