Mary was born as Mary Jane Vandeventer. She never liked her middle name. Sometime when she was a young girl the name was shortened to Vandy by the whole family. Mary was a very loving person and loved her family. She loved getting visits from her family. She lived next to her parents. She loved gardening, and always had a huge garden she was proud of. You could always be sure of taking a walk through her garden and going home with bags of veggies. She had six children, three girls and three boys. Her favorite saying when she was told a story was 'upon my soul and honor.'