2008-09-27 / Obituaries

M. Jane Howerth

A funeral Mass for M. Jane Howerth, 91, of Thornville, were Sept. 24, 2008, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Junction City, with Father Victor Wesolowski officiating. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery.

Jane moved on to a new and glorious life with the Lord on Thursday. She was residing with and receiving loving care from her daughter, Cicely, and son-in-law, Frank Steffen, in North Carolina at the time of her passing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph D. and Blanche (Heffley) McCann; husband, C. Earl Howerth; daughter, Mary "Cammie" Sheridan; and brother, Robert McCann.

Jane is survived by her daughters, Cicely (Frank) Steffen, of Graham, N.C., and Catherine J. Ryan, of Lancaster; son-in-law, Larry L. Sheridan, of Thornville; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Jane loved and was loved by so many. There were many who knew her as their "second" mom, but most knew her by "Grandma Jane." Family is what came first, and she showed it in so many different ways.

She believed in living, loving and laughing to the fullest ... and making sure everyone had their fill of her delicious chocolate chip cookies and fudge. Whenever Jane came to your house it wasn't just a visit, it was an event. There was nothing she enjoyed more than to beat you at a good game of cards! Jane definitely will be missed by all of her family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Patrick's Catholic Church c/o St. Rose Catholic Church, 309 N. Main St., New Lexington, OH 43764, or to Hospice of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.

Online condolences may be made at boringsheridanfuneralhomes. com.

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