Jane was born October 9, 1940 to the late Dean L. and Margaret M. (Rathbun) Robb in Galesburg, IL. She attended local schools in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and New Jersey while her father worked for Western Electric. She graduated from Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL where she met her husband Thomas S. Davis. She was preceded in death by a sister Nancy, and brothers John F. Robb (Martha, deceased), William C. Robb (Jeanne Oakson Robb) and Jeffery. Her survivors include her husband, two children Christopher S. (Amy) Davis and Elizabeth D. (Thomas) Winter. Two grandsons also cherish her memory; Peter Thomas Davis and Benjamin Edward Davis. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and hundreds of friends.
Jane was well known as an outstanding volunteer in Cleveland, Albany, NY and her two homes in New Jersey. She was a Girl Scout leader, active in local PTAs, donated thousands of hours at the University Hospitals Flower Shop and was an AFS host mother. She was devoted to the welfare of others as an ordained deacon at Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights and as a Stephen Minister at The Federated Church in Chagrin Falls.
She was also a remarkable clubwoman as a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association (past chapter president), PEO (past chapter president), The Gardeners of Greater Cleveland (past director), the Fairmount Garden Club and was a member of the Affiliate Council at the Cleveland Botanical Garden for many years.
Her fondest memory from all her travels and corporate moves was the three years she spent in Eindhoven, the Netherlands while Tom was Senior V.P. of the Philips Lighting Corporation. You can find mementos of that time throughout her home.
The family recognizes her as a wonderful communicator between generations and to all branches of the family tree. She wrote many thousands of letters to family, friends and acquaintances here and in Europe. She told the stories that established the family history for multiple generations.
Above all she was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, mother-in-law and grandmother. We will all miss her dearly.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation, 6640 Riverside Drive, Suite 200, Dublin, OH 43017, Donate.kappakappagamma.org Or to The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106, CMNH.org/donate Or to Monmouth College, 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462.
A Memorial Service is planned for 4 PM on Thursday, November 7 at the Federated Church, 76 Bell St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. There will be a reception in the church hall immediately following the service.
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