Mary Jane Gochnaur, 82, formerly of North Third Street, Altoona, died early Sunday morning at Valley View Health & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Ashville, daughter of the late James Elroy and Osie Gay (Miller) Rhodes. She married Clair Edgar Gochnaur on Aug. 16, 1952, in Altoona. He preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1981.
Surviving are six children: a son, Michael J. Gochnaur and wife, Beverly, of Altoona; a daughter, Randi L. Schellhammer and husband, Stan, of Ashville; a son, Timothy A. Gochnaur and wife, Deb; a son, Gregory L. Gochnaur and wife, Maryann; a daughter, Lori K. Sneed and husband, Jon; and a son, Bryan D. Gochnaur (Cindy), all of Altoona; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Mary Jane was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was a graduate of Cresson High School.
She was previously employed as a private duty nurse's aide.
Mary Jane enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, crafting and going to yard sales.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at the funeral home, with the Rev. James B. Coveney officiating. Committal rites will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.