Jane Brown Smith, 94, of Mill Hall, PA passed peacefully March 22, 2018. She was born March 1, 1924 in Jacksonville, PA. Proud of her heritage, she was one of ten children whose parents were the late Allen H. and Mary Bossert Brown.
After graduating from Lock Haven High School in 1942 she entered Lock Haven State Teacher’s College and graduated in 1949. During World War II she worked at Piper Aircraft to support the war effort.
Jane began her teaching career in a one room school house in the Bellefonte Area School District and she retired from Keystone Central School District in 1989. During her teaching career she was a wonderful role model and touched many lives.
Jane was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Jacob B. “Jake” Smith on May 2, 2007. They were married August 17, 1947. Jane and Jake loved their dancing and during the 1950’s and 60’s it would not be unusual to see them jitterbugging to Big Band music at the Lock Haven Elks on a Saturday night.
She is survived by:
1 Daughter: Carol A. Confer, Mill Hal, PA
1 Son: Robert K. (Patty) Smith, Boyertown, PA
5 Grandchildren: Robert (Alison) Confer, Curtis (Amanda) Confer, Hannah (Charlie)
Martins, Amanda (Andrew)Park and Jacob James Smith
6 Great-Grandchildren: Chloe, Collin and Cooper Confer and Benjamin, Amelia and Eleanor Park.
Also a special sister: Anna Frances Cruse, Mill Hall, PA
And several nieces and nephews
Jane was predeceased by:
4 Sisters; Margaret Waite, Mary Keyser, Betty Corman, and Louise Richey
4 Brothers: Allen (Sonny), John, Bill and Frank Brown
Her son-in-law: Gary A. Confer
A funeral service honoring the life of Jane Brown Smith will be held Monday, March 26, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in the Dean K. Wetzler, Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA with Rev. John Bossert Brown officiating. Interment, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall, PA
Friends will be received from 10:00 A.M. until time of services in the funeral home.