Salutee for June 2016

Woman's Army Corps, U.S. Army, WW  II


Mary Jane Vaden was born on June 14, 1910 in Charlotte County, Va. the daughter of Luther Peyton and Effie Epps Hailey Vaden. She was raised in Charlotte Co., Va., earned her degree at Longwood College and later earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago.

She faithfully served her country in the Woman's Army Corps during World War II.

Back in civilian life she once again felt the necessity of serving her fellow countrymen and women, and entered into a 30 plus years service as a social worker at the Veteran's Administration in Salem, Virginia.


Mary Jane became an avid genealogist  and published various articles and a book on the Vaden Family and their history.

Mary Jane Vaden passed away at the Brookview Lodge in Farmville on 26 September, 2000 at the age of 90+ years.  She was laid to rest in the Ash Camp Baptist Church Cemetery, in Keysville, Charlotte Co., VA., where her parents were previously interred.