Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Youth Services Bureau remembers Klenoski

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

The Youth Services Bureau and Huntington County lost a true youth and family advocate on July 21. Mary Jane Klenoski devoted her life to helping youth and families.

Her passion and desire to see everyone reach their full potential was obvious with her interactions with others. Mary Jane worked at the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) for almost 20 years in a variety of positions, from case manager, parent education to foster parent training. She was always willing to share her expertise and wealth of knowledge. She worked with so many community partners, including probation, the schools, the Department of Child Services, just to name a few. It is impossible to count the number of families she touched and the positive impact she had on each of them.

Mary Jane was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. But she was also a true friend, co-worker and peer to the YSB family. We may not be able to talk or laugh with Mary Jane but the impact she has made will live on. She will always have a place in our hearts.

There will be a Celebration of Life on Monday August 24, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church located at 10700 Aboite Center Road, Ft. Wayne. Family and friends may visit with the family beginning at 4 p.m. until the time of the service. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 5 p.m. We will miss you Mary Jane!


Jan Williams
Executive Director YSB
Friend of Mary Jane