Jane Earline (Gerlach) Booge of Downingtown Jane Earline (Gerlach) Booge, 47, passed from this life into life eternal with her Lord and Savior Christ Jesus on September 23, 2012, after a three year struggle with metastatic breast cancer. Jane was born on February 25, 1965 in Columbus, Ohio. Jane was the wife of James (Jeb) E. Booge IV with whom she shared 23 years of marriage and mother to James (Eli), Maddison and Jake. She was the daughter of Karl (Jerry) and Patricia Gerlach. Jane is also survived by a brother Andrew Gerlach his wife Carolyn and their daughters Molly and Grace. A sister, Amy Shobaken her husband Ben and their children Erik and Brian. Her twin sister, Jennifer Jones, her husband Dan and their daughters Haley and Brynn. Jane was a graduate of Downingtown (West) High School, class of 1984 and Penn State University, class of 1988. She played tennis for both schools. After graduation Jane was employed as School Director of Carefree Learning Center, Lionville, and then Chesterbrook Academy of Lionville, and West Chester. Her most recent employment was at Uwchlan Hills Elementary School where she was an instructional aide. Jane had it all: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self Control (Galatians 5:22) A celebration of life and luncheon in her honor will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 29, at Calvary Fellowship Church, 95 West Devon Dr., Downingtown, PA 19335-1773. Interment will be private. Jane has a special request for her celebration: "Have everyone dress casual and wear bright colored clothing" In lieu of flowers, Jane and her family were dedicated members of the Kings Ice Hockey family. A scholarship fund has been set up in her name and donations in her memory can be sent to Kings Hockey Scholarship Fund c/o Chester County Community Fund, The Lincoln Building, 28 West Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382 or online at www.chescocf.org (find Kings Ice Hockey Scholarship Fund).
Published in The Daily Local on September 26, 2012