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Jane Herman Obituary
Herman, Jane
1963 - 2017
Jane Ellen Herman, was born on November 2, 1963 to Phyllis and Burt Higgins. After a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday, November 23, 2017, God decided he needed Jane to help in heaven more than on earth. Jane graduated from Piketon High School, where she was a cheerleader, played in the band and was the lead in multiple musicals including: Sound of Music, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma and several more. Jane then worked her way through Franklin University, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Business and Economics. She worked briefly for AEP and then started her career toward her passion of caring for seniors. Jane became the marketing director for a large assisted living facility in Columbus. Jane and her husband, Don then moved back to Don's hometown (London), where Jane became the Executive Director of Madison Senior Living Facility. After 12 years, Jane had the "itch" to strike out on her own and fulfill her dream of owning and operating her own community. That dream came true in January of 2015 when she opened, Bluebird Retirement Community in London, Ohio. She had an unwavering dedication to success and providing superior care and it shows with the support and friendship that residents, employees and family members receive at Bluebird. Jane also was very spiritual and attended First Presbyterian Church where she served on the Board of Directors for the child care center. She was also very involved in the London community serving on the Downtown London business council and a consultant to two Home Health Care services. However, Jane was most passionate about raising her children. She never missed any of their events, whether it was a FFA dinner, National Honor Society fund raiser, Rachel's volleyball tournament or tennis matches or Drew's golf matches or baseball tournaments. She was always there in the front row, cheering them on. Jane is survived by her loving husband, Don; her two wonderful children, Rachel and Drew Herman; sister, Julie (Bill) Pekkala; brother, Mitch (Diane) Higgins. She was preceded in death by her friend and brother Mike Higgins. Jane was also a loving aunt to Kevin and Kenton Brake, Aaron (Kristina) Higgins and Josh (Jacqueline) Higgins and Trent (Katie) and Troy (Brittany) Pekkala. In lieu of flowers, Jane would like for contributions to be made to the Rachel and Drew Herman College Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available at the church. Jane's family invites friends to call at the First Presbyterian Church, 211 Garfield Ave., London, Monday from 4-8 PM. Her funeral service will be celebrated there Tuesday, 11 AM. An interment service will follow at the Kirkwood Cemetery, London. Jane will lie in state for one hour prior to the start of the service. Jane's funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 E. High St., London. Online condolences may be sent to: www.rldfh.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 25, 2017
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