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Mary Jane Willis

Mary Jane Willis, 67, of Plainfield, N.J., associate director of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station’s Cooperative Extension (RCE), passed away on December 5, 2015. Services were held on December 11 at Saint John Baptist Church, Scotch Plains, N.J.

As associate director of RCE, a position she assumed in 1994, Willis was responsible for personnel management as well as for state and federal reports, among other duties. She also was administrator of both the expanded food and nutrition education program and the supplemental nutrition assistance program education at the time of her death. She joined RCE in 1975.

Willis previously was a home economics teacher at Newark’s Central High School.

She is survived by two sons, Trey and Madison; a sister, Gwendolyn A. Gunthorpe (Osborne); two brothers, Lawrence D. Ennis and Dawarren Ennis; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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