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09/01/17 03:49 PM #1    

Wayne Smith

I just saw this sad news today.

Jane was a friend and classmate. She brought her unorthodox take on life to every situation. She pushed me to think more deeply about almost everything. Her lanky frame, her outgoing manner, her willingness to help, her genuine-ness was to me even then remarkable. She had a way of forcing me to see all sides of tough situations. Plus, she seemed to me anyway to do or be part of virtually every school function---plays, skits, teacher-student events, especially sporting events. And, of course, there was her laughter.

I remember at one point when we were seniors thinking how accomplished she was, mostly in her ability to engage anyone, regardless of role or eminence. She seemed fearless to me.

A generous, kind young woman who fell in love and later married another of my good friends in high school.

I know this is inexcusably late, but I just wanted to let the people who loved her now to know that there were others who loved her, in our own way, when she was just beginning her journey in life.

The world has lost a good soul.

09/02/17 07:07 PM #2    

Susan Knapp (Meredith)

From Sue (Knapp) Meredith

Strong girls can become strong women.  That is why we all loved Jane.

She was Back when we were in 7th or 8th grade a group of girlfriends would go ice skating on Friday nights at the Steinberg rink in Forest Park.  If you were age 12 or under admission was free.  Jane was considerably taller than the rest of us and we would all run down the sidewalk together anxious to get our skates on.    We all were running through the turnstyle when the attendant stopped Jane.  Now he was short for a young man and when he looked up at her and said, 'How old are you, little girl?"  She did not miss a beat and said boldly, "12 Sir."  He let accepted her answer without comment.







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