Jane Smucker Fryman, 81, of Oxford, OH, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2018. Born May 26, 1937 in Akron, OH, she was the daughter to the late John K. Smucker and Florence E. (Black) Smucker.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jack Lewis Fryman: three children, Jim Fryman and wife Maureen of Chicago, IL, Tom Fryman and wife Colleen of Cincinnati, OH, Katie (Fryman) Hillman and husband Jeff of Kokomo, IN, seven grandchildren A.J., Steven, Fiona, Sabrina, Rachel, Ben and Nicholas, brother David Smucker and his wife Cathy, sisters-in-law Karen Fryman and Jan (Mockabee Fryman) Davis plus many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother John C. Smucker, brothers-in-law Robert, Charles and Richard Fryman, Stan Zielinski and sister-in-law Betty Fryman.
Jane graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School, played cello in high school, and in the summer played for the Akron University orchestra. She earned her BA degree in psychology at Western College for Women in 1958. At Western she chaired Dads Weekend, sang in choir, and was president of the Horseback Riding Club. While working as a visiting teacher and fourth grade teacher, she attended the University of Cincinnati in the masters of elementary education program.
An active member of the Oxford League of Women Voters for more than forty years, she chaired several committees and served as president. Jane was a member of the original Western College Alumni Association when Western College merged with Miami University and has served two terms on the Board of the Western College Alumni Association. She enjoyed traveling the globe with Jack, seeing 6 of the 7 continents, learning during IRL classes at Miami, playing cards with the poker club, visiting children, grandchildren, family and friends plus throwing the ball for her beloved border collie, Flash. Jane’s good natured, intelligent and practical approach to life was with her until the end and she will be dearly missed.
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation on Saturday, November 3, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Ogle and Paul R. Young Funeral Home, Oxford, OH. Funeral to follow. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Oxford Food Pantry or charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent online to www.oglepaulyoungfuneralhome.com
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