Jane James

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ROULETTE - Jane "Jayne" James, 67, of Fishing Creek, Roulette, passed away on Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2016) at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a six week battle with pneumonia.
She was born on July 26, 1949, in Weston, W.Va., a daughter of T.C. and Ella Alkire Gum.
Jane grew up in Bradford and attended Bradford schools. She earned two GED's later in life.
From June 1991 to October 2008, Jane was an advertising sales representative for radio station WFRM in Coudersport. From November 2008 until her death, she was a sales representative and partner with Black Forest Broadcasting in Roulette. She had previously been employed by Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport for several years and laundered the hospital's drapes as a private contractor. She also worked with the Chastain family at the ABC Restaurant in Burtville and as a young woman worked for Zippo Manufacturing Co., Airco Speer, W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Co. and the Bradford Hospital, all in Bradford.
Jane was a recovering alcoholic of 36 years.
Jane was a member of the Fishing Creek United Methodist Church. She loved her cats, "Sassy" and "Rocky," and her dog, "Freedom."
Surviving are two sons, Jody (Cindy) Gum of Gaston, Ore., and Nathan (Mindy) James of Indiana, Pa.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Julie (Dan) Day of Port Orange, Fla., and Janet (Paul) Day of Remond Beach, Fla.; several cousins, including special cousins Debb Lee of Smethport and Kelli Jo Mullin of Turtlepoint; her long-time companion, Gerri Miller of Roulette; a foster brother, Floyd (Michele) Studer; a foster sister, Elaine Kratz; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Jane was predeceased by a brother, John Gum; and a foster mother, Kathryn Snyder.
In keeping with Jane's wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Jane's family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701; to Teacher's Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915; the Fishing Creek United Methodist Church, 1003 West Branch Fishing Creek Road, Roulette, PA 16746; or the Coudersport Public Library, 502 Park Ave., Coudersport, PA 16915.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Jane, visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.
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Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 South Union St.
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
(814) 697-6570
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Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 18 to Nov. 25, 2016
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