BANNERMAN--Jane C., an artist, decorator, community volunteer, gracious and generous host, and consummate New Yorker, died at her home on May 25, 2014, at age 104. Born March 15, 1910 in Elizabeth, NJ, the daughter of Pauline Darrach and Edward Campbell, she attended Vail-Deane School and Parsons School of Design. Jane apprenticed with the artist, Lucien Bernhard, and worked for Delineator Magazine and McMillan, Inc., and her own interior decorating firm. She studied Chinese painting with C.C. Wang and was a prolific watercolorist, creating scores of water color sketchbooks while traveling to almost every corner of the earth, all available for viewing at The New York Historical Society. She was married to Charles S. Bannerman, Esq., from 1938 until his death in 1976. For more than half a century, Jane volunteered at the library for the Hospital for Special Surgery and sponsored children throughout the world through Plan USA. She was a board member of the Bannerman Castle Trust, an organization dedicated to preserving the Hudson River landmark. Jane is survived by her daughter, Ann B. Bowes, of Danbury, NH, Ann's partner, Guy Stoye, and many cousins. Her brother, Bradford D. Campbell, predeceased her. The family thanks Jane's caregivers, particularly Shelly Watson, for their loving care. Donations may be made to the Bannerman Castle Trust or Plan USA.

Published by New York Times on Jun. 1, 2014.
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Jane was a wonderful woman who who I have had the pleasure to meet. She was a very strong person, and lived quite a long life. (104 is pretty awesome) Her art was really beautiful and so was she. Rest in Peace, Jane.
Abigail Prichett
June 7, 2014
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