Jane Ellen Hackman Kaufman, 65, of Seymour, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Schneck Medical Center under the caring staff on the third floor of Schneck Medical Center and Hospice of Schneck Medical Center.
Born July 28, 1948, in Seymour, she was the daughter of Howard and Lucille (Rieckers) Hackman.
Jane was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, where she participated in various volunteer activities including Immanuel Altar Guild. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers. A 1966 graduate of Seymour High School, she earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Indiana State University and a master of science degree in education from Indiana University
. Jane retired from teaching after 33 years of educating young minds at Brownstown Elementary School. From 2000 to 2012, she was employed with the Jackson County Public Library.
Survivors include her sister, Jina Hackman of Indianapolis; brothers, Jim (Debbie) Hackman of Henryville and Joe (Donna) Hackman of Seymour; brother-in-law, Steve (Janet) Durham of Acworth, Ga.; nephews, Clay (Sarah) Hackman of Seymour, Clint (Amy) Hackman of Seymour, Cliff Hackman of Indianapolis, Judd Hackman of New Albany, Brett (Kristin) Hackman of Melissa, Texas, Greg (Heather) Durham of Oklahoma City, Okla., Darrell (Kim) Durham of St. Charles, Mo.; and two great-nieces and eight great-nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour, with the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg officiating. Burial will take place at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Sauers.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Voss Chapel, Seymour, and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hospice of Schneck Medical Center or Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center.
Pallbearers for Ms. Kaufman will be Clay, Clint, Cliff, and Judd Hackman, Garth Kovener and Craig Buckler. Honorary pallbearer will be Brett Hackman.
A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.