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Mary Jane Yoder


From a 4th generation SAILOR!!

John Raber and I have been married 48 years.  We have owned our own business, JJ Crane of Sarasota, 41 years. A big event every year we do is drop the Pineapple on Main Street at midnight on New Year's Eve.  20,000 people last year!

We have 4 children: Donnie (Nanci), Sherri (Jason) Harris, Marcia (Mike) Schlabach and Andrea (Frank) Berlin.  Grandkids are on of God's richest blessings!!  We have twelve awesome grandchildren!  All live here.  Two in National Guard protecting our great country!  Sailor softball player now, baseball next year!

Suncoast Community Church is where I attend.  It's a great church!  If you're looking for a church I highly recommend it!!

At my 20-year reunion I told Sharon Rivers "I have a daughter, Sheri, at Vo Tech in cosmetology."  Of course our daughters didn't know we knew each other.

At my 40-year reunion I told Pam Canter "My daughter lives in Bel-Air here in town."  She said "My son lives  here in Bel-Air." They were neighbors.  She said "I had Thanksgiving with your grandchildren in Murphy, NC."

So I am anticipating a new surprise for this big 50-year reunion.

Mary Jane Yoder Raber