Mary Jane (Jane) Mahaffey of West Grove

Mary Jane (Jane) Mahaffey, 82, of West Grove, died peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 22, after a long illness.

Jane was born to Alfred and Lillian Slade on Aug. 14, 1932 in Philadelphia. She graduated from Upper Darby High School in 1950 and then attended Beaver College where she majored in music. After graduating in 1954, she sang solo soprano in many recitals and performances. After marrying George H. Mahaffey III in 1955, Jane became a homemaker and professional piano teacher to many young people over the next 40 years. She introduced hundreds of children to the wonders of music and the discipline of learning piano during her teaching tenure. She enjoyed boating and golf and was an energetic leader in her church and community.

Jane is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her sister Dorothy (Dottie) Langston.

Jane is survived by her son George W. Mahaffey, her sister Betty Morgan, and her two grandchildren Evan George Mahaffey and Katharine Leigh Mahaffey.

In lieu of flowers or other acknowledgements , the family requests that donations be made to The Boy Scouts of America.

Jane had requested a private funeral service to be reunited with her loving husband George H. Mahaffey III.

The family wishes to extend special appreciation the staff at the Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community and the Willow Tree Hospice for their dedication to assure Jane’s comfort.

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Arrangements by the Foulk & Grieco funeral home in West Grove.

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