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Mary Jean Sloan, mental health social worker

April 1, 1938 – Sept. 17, 2013

Mary Jean Sloan, a mental health social worker, died unexpectedly Tuesday in her Buffalo home. She was 75.

Born Mary Jean Walker in Egypt, Miss., she came to Buffalo in 1962.

She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in social work from Buffalo State College.

In more than 30 years as a mental health professional, she worked as a case manager at Mid-Erie Mental Health, then was a social worker at Buffalo Psychiatric Center. She retired in 2000.

Mrs. Sloan was a member of Elim Christian Fellowship.

She also was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Survivors include two daughters, Darleen Larkin and Diana Larkin; a son, Ronald Walker; five sisters, Shirley Terrell, Linda Walker, Pamela Jarmon, Velma Galloway and Valerie Malarky; and six brothers, Walter Walker Jr., James Walker, Willie Walker, Henley Walker, Clinton Walker and Brian Walker.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Elim Christian Fellowship, 70 Chalmers Ave.

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