Mary Jane Kaufman, age 94, of Lima passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 at her residence. She was born January 11, 1927 in East Liverpool, Ohio to the late Ralph and Kathryn (Walter) Vess. She attended East Liverpool High School and the graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mary Jane then married the late Irving Kaufman on March 5, 1955. In addition to raising four children; Robin Kaufman of Lima, Kurt Kaufman of Lima, Peter Kaufman of Washington state and Phillip Kauffman of Texas; she had a passion to volunteer, teaching her love of art to the Kindergarten students at Faurot Elementary and swim lessons at the YMCA. She also volunteered at the American Association of University women’s book fair. She was a member of Shawnee Country Club and the Elks.
She was also blessed with 5 grandchildren – Justin Goare, Michelle Kaufman, Kristen Kaufman, Kory Kaufman, Ali Sipple; and 5 great grandchildren.
Special thanks to her care givers; Terri, Dorothy, Nicole, Pat, Eugenia, Carolyn, Brandy, Jeannie, Audrey and Veronica, who also help feed her meals provided by her daughter, Robin. And thanks to everyone, she was able to die peacefully in her home.
Following Mrs. Kaufman’s wishes there will be no public services. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.