Mary Jane Osborn Hulan

Born on June 7, 1927

Departed on December 25, 2015 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Mary Jane Osborn Hulan, June 7, 1927-December 25, 2015, age 88, went to be with the Lord on Christmas Day.

Preceded in death by husband of 57 years, Willoughby D. (WD) Hulan Sr.; son, Willoughby D. Hulan, Jr. (Tim); parents, Margaret Tyree and Hubert C. Osborn; sister, Charlene Pillow; brother, William Tyree Osborn.

Survived by children , grandchildren, and great grandchildren, Marilyn Hulan Smith (Russ) Prince-Tiffany Smith (Sandy)Robinson-Connor and Hunter, Natasha Smith (Jason) Wright-Andrew and Taylor Fletcher, Tina Hulan (James) “Chico” Fuller, Cynthia Hulan Black-Shanah Jane Craig-Dylan, Daniel, Matthew, Jason, and Trenton Craig, Adina Craig (Jay) Andrade- Brooklynn Sullivan and Christian Andrade, Gerald W. Black II, children of Tim-Candace Hulan-James Christopher and Hailey McFarland, Timothy Hulan-Kristina, Timmy, Jayden, Lisa Hulan-Nevaeh Petty, Lorne A.(Denise) Hulan I-L.A. Hulan II, Allison Hulan.  Special niece Geneva Ford McNabb, and Mary Jane’s constant companion “Baby”, her Chihuahua.  She was a life long West Nashville resident, Mary Jane married W.D. Hulan, her Bellevue High School sweetheart on December 21, 1946.  She was a full time homemaker all of her life.  A Christian and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, caregiver, neighborhood mother, neighbor, and community volunteer.  She was a long time active member of Richland Creek Church of Christ until her health declined.  She was a supporter of any activity her children or grandchildren were a part of.  Mary Jane was an avid gardener, a huge UT fan, an active member of Ladies Auxillary VFW Post 1970, founding member of West Nashville R.U.N. organization, and member of Harpeth River Sportman’s Club.  The Hulan Place always welcomed family and friends.  Mary Jane and W.D. influenced many lives over the years.  They helped raise children other than their own.  Their home was a gathering place for all neighborhood children because they had a big yard, many activities to choose from and kids knew they would be fed and could feel the love.  In the 1970’s they opened their home to three more children, who were with them for several years – Becky Clark Carter, Donna Clark and Steve Roachin.  They also helped raise nieces and nephews.  A celebration of Mary Jane’s life was held at her request December 13th.  She was there and enjoyed every minute of it.  The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and support.  Our heartfelt thanks goes to Dr. Charles Daniels, Dr. Dante Graves, and Alive Hospice.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at 1:00pm, with nephew Rory Ford officiating, and congregational singing led by church members, at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Monday from 4:00pm until 8:00pm, and on Tuesday from 10:00am to 8:00pm, and Wednesday at 10:00am until the service time at West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike, online guestbook







4 Comments to Mary Jane Osborn Hulan

  1. David McNabb
    December 27, 2015 9:12 pm

    I am so sorry for your lose. May “OUR GOD” strengthen and comfort all you folks as “ONLY HE CAN”

  2. Judy Ivey Smith
    December 28, 2015 12:43 pm

    Mrs.Hulan you will be greatly missed I am so glad I got to see you and I know you loved life and God got another good one.

  3. Denise Fryfogle
    December 28, 2015 3:39 pm

    Mrs. Hula I have been a long time friend of your daughter’s, Cyndy Black. You have graciously greeted me into your home on many occasions. Your warmth, kindness and love will be forever missed by all those that you touched. May God now grant you the peace you so deserve as he welcomes you into his arms. My deep felt condolences go out to all the family and friends. Know that my prayers are spoken for all of you.
    Sincerely, Denise Fryfogle

  4. LindaBeck and mother,Dot Magness
    December 28, 2015 7:00 pm

    Marilyn, We are so very sorry for your loss. As you may know Mary Jane, W.D.,and I started first grade at Richland School at the same time and remained friends over the years. First, his death and now your Mom’s.
    Linda’s health has deteriated,therefore we will not be able to visit nor attend the funeral but please know that our thoughts.and love are with your and your family.

    Linda and Dotee

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