Jane Sturgeon, 99

Jane Sturgeon,  99 years, 1 month and 1 day departed this life on Friday, December 4, 2020 at The Estelle Peabody Memorial Home of North Manchester.


On November 3, 1921, Betty Jane Sturgeon was born in Richland Center to Clyde Orland and Fannie Krathwohl Sturgeon. Growing up she shared her childhood with a sister, Mary Ruth.  

After graduating from Richland Township High School in 1940, she furthered her education at the Chicago College of Commerce. For 18 years she worked for Swift & Co. and then retired after 13 years of service at Hart Schaffner & Marx in 1984.


Prior to moving to North Manchester, the Fulton County community had been her home.  While residing in Chicago for 14 years and in Texas for 4 years, she was always happy to return to familiar faces.


Jane served as President of the Board of Directors for the Council of Aging from 1983 to 2003.  She also served as President of the Woodlawn Hospital Auxiliary from1983 to 2003 and assisted with the Woodlawn Volunteers.


While in Rochester, Jane was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Currently, she had been a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church. The Caring Circle at Peabody was also dear to her heart.


To relax Jane enjoyed trying out new recipes.  Her specialty and ALWAYS in demand was her AMAZING fudge!   Only those who were lucky enough to try it and savored this delicious treat can attest to her greatness with fudge! 


Left to cherish Jane's memory are her nephew Gary Overmyer of California, her treasured friends from the Richland Center and Burton communities, the Senior Center, Woodlawn Hospital and her Peabody family, especially her friends from the Caring Circle. 


Preceding Jane in death are her parents and sister Mary Ruth Overmyer.


A celebration of the life of Miss Jane Sturgeon will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, December 10, 2020,  in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester.


Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to her services in the funeral home. 


Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Fulton County Council on Aging, 625 Pontiac St., Rochester, IN  46975.   


Interment will be in the Richland Center IOOF Cemetery.

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