Mary Jane Vangilder

Vangilder, circa 1945

  • Missing Since 02/14/1945
  • Missing From Plymouth, Ohio
  • Classification Missing
  • Date of Birth 11/19/1911 (106)
  • Age 33 years old
  • Height and Weight 4'11 - 5'5, 115 - 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Vangilder has freckles across the bridge of her nose, and she may have scars on her shoulder from when she was struck by an airplane propeller. She may use the last name Croft.

Details of Disappearance

Vangilder was living in Plymouth, Ohio at the time of her disappearance, and working at the Wilkins Army Air Force Depot in Shelby, Ohio. She filed for divorce, but withdrew her petition on February 14, 1945.

This is the last sign of her. She was in touch with her children in West Virginia via mail, but this contact abruptly stopped. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.

Investigating Agency

  • Shelby Police Department 419-347-2242

Source Information

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated November 14, 2018; distinguishing characteristics updated.