Mary Jane Tourney

October 20, 1929November 8, 2020

Mary Jane Tourney, 91, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Mary was born October 20, 1929 in Yoder, Indiana. She was a daughter of the late Raymond and Ida (Ott) Christman. Mary Jane was a member at St. Therese Catholic Church for 61 years. She enjoyed baking, reading, and most of all taking care of her family. Mary Jane is survived by her husband of 64 years, John A. Tourney; children, Jane Tourney, John E. (Mary) Tourney, James (Shelley) Tourney, Janice (Tim) Gilbride, Joseph (Julie ) Tourney, Jeffrey Tourney, and Jerome (Robin) Tourney; ten grandchildren; and brother, Pete Christman. Also preceding her in passing were her sisters, Helen, Margaret, and Irma. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 2304 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46819 with visitation one hour prior. Burial to follow the service at Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mary Jane's memory may be made to the American Heart Association. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at


  • American Heart Association


  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Final Resting

    Thursday, November 12, 2020


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Jennifer Arnold

November 25, 2020

Mary Jane, it was my utmost pleasure and privilege to work with you at Coventry Meadows. I enjoyed meeting Jack as well and looked forward to our conversations together. His eternal love for you was steadfast as he came to visit you despite rain, snow or sunshine. I always loved saying a decade of the rosary with you and will pray for you, Jack and your family.
Your speech therapist, Jennifer Arnold

Cyndi Crews

November 22, 2020

Oh Mary how I will miss you so very much. Yours and Jacks was one of the most beautiful love stories.
Caring for you these last year's has been a priviledge and an honor. I love you and Jack and will treasure the memories and appreciate the friendship.
Love and prayers to Jack and her family🙏❤
Your nurse, Cyndi

Theresa Gannon

November 12, 2020

Dear Jerome, Robin, Jacob, and Sarah,

We are sorry to learn of Mary Jane's passing. Please know that all of you are in our prayers. You mom and grandma was a wonderful lady and is surely with the Lord.

Paul and Theresa Gannon

Steve& Karen Urschel

November 11, 2020

John & Mary, so sorry for your loss.

Roxy Rockwell

November 11, 2020

Dear Jerome, Robin, Sarah and Jacob,

I am very sorry to learn of your loss. Sounds like your mom was a good person which makes sense given that your whole family is wonderful. May memories bring you comfort.
peace be the journey...
Love you all always. roxy

Lyle & Dorothy Freimuth

November 11, 2020

We became acquainted with two wonderful folks ( Mary Jane & Jack) more than 60 yrs ago and don't know anyone more likeable! We send Jack and family our deepest sympathy and respect.

The Freimuths