Mary Jane Kirkendol

January 15, 1921February 11, 2014

Mary Jane Kirkendol Mrs. Kirkendol, 93, of Charlotte, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Levine and Dickson Hospice House at Southminster. Born January 15, 1921 at the family homestead in Oxford, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Walter Dallas Wardwell and Edna Ogden Wardwell. Mary Jane graduated from Miami (Ohio) University and received her MFA degree from the University of Michigan. She had a life-long love of music which led to many wonderful adventures. She was a professional violinist and a long time member of the Charlotte Symphony. She also taught violin to many students of all ages and had a particular love of introducing very young students to the violin using the Suzuki method. She was a member of the DAR and Providence United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her sister and a son Rob Kirkendol. She is survived by her son Dallas Kirkendol and his wife Susan, three grandchildren Laine Lisowski (Adam), Alexandra Kirkendol and Ryan Sevek (Katy) and three great-grandchildren August Lisowski, Mary Lisowski and Peter Sevek. Family will receive friends on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 3 pm to 5 pm at McEwen Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road, Charlotte. Internment will take place at a later date in Oxford, Ohio.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 16, 2014

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tom kelemen

March 3, 2014

I learned everything I know about music from Mary Jane, she was my violin teacher for five years from age 13-18. She had abundant patience and a wonderful knowledge of all violin music. The world was a better place because of her.

Ali Kavadlo

February 19, 2014

My husband and I both played in the Charlotte Symphony with Mary Jane for quite a few years, and both of our children studied. Though we hadn't seen Mary Jane for quite a few years, we will miss miss her. She had a very big influence on so many lives.

February 14, 2014

My condolences to family and friends. May your hearts find comfort in reading Ps 68:19,20 n this time of sorrow.

February 14, 2014

Mary Jane was a wonderful teacher and friend to our children Gwyn and Mark Rowland who took lessons from her for many years. May peace and comfort be with the family and particularly her sons. Marilyn and Dick Rowland