Jane Ann Bartholomew, 83, passed away June 12, 2019 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at the Weldon Funeral Home in Penn Yan with Reverend Jeff Childs presiding. In support of her lifelong love of animals, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Yates County, 1216 Route 14A, P.O. Box 12, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.
Born in 1936 to Walter and Lillian Marshall, Jane Ann grew up in Stroudsburg, Pa., and while attending the Smithfield School, she met her future husband, Terry, while they played in the Smithfield band together. She graduated from Stroudsburg High School in 1954, and subsequently received her teaching degree from East Stroudsburg State Teachers’ College. She married Terry in 1960 and dedicated the next 59 years of her life to her husband, children, and community.
Throughout her life, Jane Ann was an active member of the church, serving primarily as a singer and pianist. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending many family vacations camping throughout the Northeast. An avid angler, Jane Ann could frequently be seen fishing the waters of eastern Pennsylvania and the Finger Lakes of New York.
Additionally, influenced by her father’s creativity and craftsmanship, Jane loved all types of crafts including folk art painting, knitting and crocheting, needlepoint, scherenschnitte, and quilting.
Jane Ann is survived by her husband, Terry, and three sons, Timothy, Edward, and Benjamin, as well as nine grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.