62, of Fishers, departed this earthly life on Friday, February 15, 2013. She was born December 29, 1950, in Winston Salem, NC.
Jane attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and received a degree in Journalism. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. She was also a member of the National Association of Black Journalist and AKA sorority.
Jane was united in holy matrimony to David M. Smith on November 29, 1991 in Muncie, Indiana. Last November they celebrated 21 years of marriage. She was a reporter on the WTHR Channel 13 staff from the early 1980s to 1998. She was the lead reporter on the Mike Tyson trial in 1992 and was also part of the station's investigative team.
Surviving are her loving and devoted husband, David M. Smith of Fishers, IN; daughter, Beverly J. (Jonathan D.) Oxley of Sterling, VA; sister, Artelia (William) Walker of Plainfield, IN; one grandson, Ryce M. Oxley; special cousins, William and Elaine Buie of Greensboro, NC; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Alton and Janie Harrington and in-laws; Charles and Louester Smith.
Funeral service will be at Noon on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Greater Grace Church, 319 W. Howard St., Muncie, Bishop Kenderick Winburn officiating with visitation two hours prior. Burial in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Arrangements by Carmichael Funeral Service , Fort Wayne, IN.