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Kanawha County will honor Charleston City Council member who passed away

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Courtesy: City of Charleston, WV Courtesy: City of Charleston, WV
CHARLESTON, WV - A member of the Charleston City Council died over the weekend.  According to a press release issued by the Kanawha County Commissioners, Mary Jane Vanderwilt served on the Charleston City Council for a number of years before her passing Mother's Day weekend. 

Commissioners say she worked for many year's of the city's Beautification Committee and her work helped to make Charleston, WV the great city it is today. The commission has asked that all flags at Kanawha County facilities be flown at half-staff in honer of Vanderwilt

Kanawha County Commissioner Hoppy Shores issued the following statement: "Mary Jane Vanderwilt was a long serving city council woman for the City of Charleston. We are all deeply saddened by the passing of one of the finest representatives of city government the City of Charleston has ever known. Mary Jane leaves a legacy that will never be forgotten. Her time on city council and long service with the Beautification Committee helped set the course for Charleston to become the great city it is today.I have known and worked with Mary Jane over the years. My wife Bronson and I are deeply saddened by her passing. We wish to send our sincerest thoughts and sympathies to Mary Jane's wonderful family and many friends.I have ordered all flags at Kanawha County facilities be lowered to half-staff out of respect for Mary Jane Vanderwilt's many significant contributions to city, county, and state government."