JANE HEATHER McKEE
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McKEE JANE HEATHER
Age 52, of Pittsburgh, on December 22, 2015. Beloved mother of Rosa Francesca McKee-DiMarco; loving daughter of Ann (Thomas) and the late Donald McKee; sister of Thomas W. McKee (Mindy); aunt of Sean, Michael, and Erin McKee; former wife of Richard F. DiMarco; niece of George and Judy McKee of Ohio. Friends received Sunday, 3-7 p.m. at CHARLES W. TRENZ FUNERAL HOME, INC., 11110 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills. Funeral Service at Hebron Church, 10460 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills (15235), Monday, 11 a.m. Memorials in Jane's memory to: Pittsburgh Colfax K8 Library Fund.



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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26, 2015.
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December 19, 2019
I think of Jane quite often and certainly this time of year. I think of the daughter that Jane loved so so so much that she had to leave much too soon. I loved Jane, I knew her from the day she was born. Jane was a wonderful person. Only good things define the Jane we all knew.
Marie Marie
Friend
December 17, 2016
So sad clearly the best teacher ever so so sad RIP.
Adam Copeland
September 14, 2016
Jane, I will always miss your mischievous laugh and sense of humor. Your enthusiasm for life never failed to inspire me, and will always continue to.
Kenn Bass
March 4, 2016
I just found out and am so sorry to hear of Jane's passing. She was a truly wonderful person and a profoundly good friend. My condolences to the family. Jane will live on through all the lives she touched and most importantly, through Rosa. If I can help in any way, just ask.
Lisa Lockwood
January 19, 2016
all thanks to my favorite teacher we all have learned a lot from you we are going to miss you stay reading up there sorry for your loss rosa, longlivemrsmckee love amariyon all my love to yo love you
amariyon burriss
January 7, 2016
She was great. The best librarian and most adventurous person I knew :)
Ashlyn Schneider
January 7, 2016
Thank you Mrs.McKee, for all that you have done for us. All of the other students and I loved you and we will miss you. I will keep you and your family, especially Rosa, in my prayers. However you are still alive within us, our thoughts and dreams and prayers. Also, Mrs.McKee I hope you find a good book to read in heaven, maybe finish Green Glass House for us. We all love you, Mrs.Mckee.
Nicholas Efran
January 6, 2016
My deepest condolences on Jane's early passing. Jane McKee had a truly kind and free spirit as a child and young woman when I knew her at Hebron Elementary School in Penn Hills and in Girl Scouts at Camp Redwing.

Rosa, I am so very sorry.

I have a perspective from a long time ago; I knew your mother when she was somewhere around your age now, she was kind to me instead of caving to social pressure -- when many kids were bullying, she was just plain nice instead.

I met Jane again in Girl Scout Camp Redwing when we were both around 20; her positive energy and spirit (and glowing red hair!) are something I still remember. I am very glad that she was able to accomplish so much good in the world and share her spirit with so many, but so very sorry her life was so short. Truly an inspirational spirit.
Yvonne Federowicz
December 29, 2015
I worked with Jane and she was always a helpful and sweet person.Rest in peace Jane.
December 29, 2015
Mrs McKee and Tom,
I am sad to hear of the passing of Jane. I have very good memories of both Jane and Tom during our youth group days at Hebron. She was a sweet person and a dear friend to me. She will be missed.
Bill Porter
December 28, 2015
My sympathy to the family of Jane. It was a privilege to work with her and she has been an inspiration to many. I personally have been touched by her adventurous spirit and her ability and willingness to "just go for it". She will be missed by so many people and especially by so many students. What an incredible woman!
My deepest condolences,
Vicky Moule
Vicky Moule
December 28, 2015
Jane, I am saddened to hear of you passing and send heart felt wishes of police to your family. I certainly will always remember you as a kind and generous person.
Glendon Hyde
December 27, 2015
Thinking of her family and friends. Jane will always be an inspiration to me.
Desiree Deasy
December 27, 2015
My deepest sympathy to your family. May you find peace and comfort and always be reminded of her.
Jodi McVicker
December 27, 2015
In sympathy and with love to Rosa and the entire family of our beloved Ms. McKee, our Jane.
Kipp Dawson
December 27, 2015
My prayers for Rosa and Jane's family.
Priscilla Salvatore
December 26, 2015
Jane was a wonderful educator, advocate, and mom. She was a positive role model for children of all ages to look up to. She was full of life and blessed us all with her humor, passion, and humanity. We will miss her greatly. I hope she has clear sailing ahead in her next journey. God Speed Ms. McKee!!
Bob Carpenter
December 26, 2015
Such a sad loss for so many. I've knew Jane for over 20 years! Prayers for Jane, the family and for Rosa. She was the true meaning of a loving and caring mom, a beautiful adventurous women and someone who set the example of what it means to be dedicated in what she did when teaching. She loved to read and to spread that love to the kids she taught. She will be missed by the kids and all of us teachers that had the pleasure to teach next to her. God bless her and may she rest in peace.
Danny Lydon
December 26, 2015
Jane was one special lady. I enjoyed seeing her loving smile every time I came to work. She always made the books come alive for our children. I loved those funny voices she did. We laughed at them all the time. The Library will be a quiet place for a while. I will hear her voice in there. Telling stories to whomever wants to hear them. Jane go read your stories in heaven. Go Where the Wild things are. Loving and missing you forever. Sonia Jeffrie
Sonia Jeffrie-Morris
December 26, 2015
Dear Ann,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Jane from when we were kids. I know that my Mom is looking after her.
You have my deepest sympathy.
God Bless you and your family,
Maureen Jaworski
St. Louis, MO
December 26, 2015
Ms. McKee, you were an incredible librarian, teacher, and influence in my life, as well as a friend. Thank you for all you've done for me and the Colfax community. We all miss you dearly.
Maddy Ritter
December 26, 2015
Ann, you have my deepest sympathy. My the many memories of the great times you had with Jane be with you always, my dear friend!
Joy
Joy Hawk
December 26, 2015
I met Jane while she was pregnant with Rosa. I was her substitute. She was so kind and down to earth. Her gentle spirit left a huge impression on me as well as her students. May God bring peace and understanding to the family.
Shanekka Mason
December 26, 2015
Dear Ann,
Was so sorry to see of your daughter's passing. It's always difficult to lose a loved one as we've both been through it, but a child is more difficult. Also, at this time of year.
Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and you have my
Deepest Sympathy.
Harriet Rickard
December 26, 2015
Jane, My family all loved you. They all had so much fun growing up and having you and Tom as friends. They as well as Me will keep you and your daughter Rosa in our hearts forever. We are so sad that this happened to you. We all pray for comfort for Rosa, Tom and family and Rosa and her Daddy. Love, Marie Ackerman
December 26, 2015
My daughter, Liora, enjoyed going to the school library for many reasons. Ms McKee was the main reason. She knew how to find great books and get kids excited about reading. She knew everyone's name and was patient and kind. She talked about her daughter, clearly a proud , loving mom. She will be missed.
April Ohms
December 25, 2015
Dear Jane, You will always be remembered by my family for the joy you spread with our many experiences along the path of life. You will greatly missed by many. Deepest sympathy to your family. Joann Hughes
Joann Hughes
December 25, 2015
Great lady,my kids had the pleasure of having her as there librarian.They really adored her.She will truly be missed!
Littles
December 25, 2015
My kids all went to Colfax and had the honor of have Jane as their Librarian, she was an amazing educator. She was so full of life always ready for an adventure. Her smile was so bright and beautiful. She will be missed by many.
Shannon Ewing
December 25, 2015
My dear precious daughter, you have been such a blessing to me. My love for you will never end. Mom
December 25, 2015
When my children were toddlers and Jane was the librarian at Friendship Elementary she used to host a story time for the neighborhood children who weren't yet school age. Both of my kids, not in high school, remember her. She was that kind of person.

Peace to her family and friends at this difficult time.
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