August 12, 2022–Mary Jane Stidham of Cumberland, VA, went to be with her Lord and Savior. She is survived by her husband, John Stidham, two daughters, Cathy Bato of Texas and Dawn Mills of West Virginia, five grandchildren & four great grandchildren, a brother, John W. Lawhorne (Jack) of Cartersville, and many nieces & nephews.
Jane grew up in Nelson County with her parents, Mary K. & Thornton W. Lawhorne, but lived most of her adult life in Northern Virginia before moving to Cumberland 16 yrs ago.
Mom had many things she loved, but she especially loved her little dog JJ. She also loved the beautiful vibrant color purple. Mom retired from the Potomac Branch of the Prince William County Library System as an Administrative Assistant. She enjoyed her retirement by traveling and had many adventures. She loved her home and kept in touch with friends & family with her computer. Before her illness, she attended Payne United Methodist Church in Cumberland with many friends who adored her.
Mom will be missed by many. She had a strong will for life and we’ll always remember her beautiful blue eyes. A memorial service will be held at a later date.