Mary Jane Paul, 74 of Princeton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

She was born Nov. 25, 1938 in Gibson County to Oliver A. Halbig and Margaret (Schmitt) Halbig.

She was a graduate of Haubstadt High School class of 1957 and was active in their alumni association. She had resided in Princeton since 1960. She was retired from Gibson General Hospital in Princeton having worked there as an LPN for 32 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton and served as both Homebound Ministry coordinator and Eucharistic Minister. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, Our Lady of Lourdes Circle 157 in Princeton and a member of the Simon Brute’ Society of the Diocese of Evansville. She was also a former Republican Party Precinct Committee Person. 

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Richard J. Paul of Princeton; a daughter and son-in-law, Julia A. (Paul) Leary and Brian B. Leary of Cincinnati, OH; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey A. Paul and Angela K. Paul of Princeton; 4 grandchildren, Jessica N. (Leary) Yeager of Granville, OH, Emily N. (Leary) Morrison of Washington, DC, Cassandra L. Paul and Alexander J. Paul both of Princeton; twin brothers, Dan Halbig of Owensboro, KY and David Halbig of Evansville; a sister, Carol Kenney of California. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Joseph C. Paul; and a brother, Eugene Halbig
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Princeton, with Father Ronald Zgunda as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Princeton.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with a combined Daughters of Isabella and Rosary service at 7 p.m. Tuesday.