Jane Ann Rummell
Sunday 22nd of September 1940 - Sunday 10th of November 2019
Jane Ann Rummell, 79, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 10, 2019.
Jane Ann was born in Charleston, West Virginia on September 22, 1940 to the late James and Virginia (Wilshire) Wilson. She attended Marshall University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling. She married Robert C. Rummell, Jr. on August 11, 1962 in Chelyan, West Virginia, before beginning her teaching career in Huntington, West Virginia. After the birth of their two children, Robert Campbell Rummell, III and Kathryn Ann Rummell, the family moved to Lexington, Kentucky in 1968. Jane Ann actively participated in the Lexington Junior League, where she met lifelong friends, before serving as president in 1978-79. She returned to the classroom in 1983, teaching mathematics first at Southern Junior High School and later at Tates Creek High School.
Throughout their marriage, Jane Ann and Bob vacationed with family on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada. Following Bob’s retirement in 2007, they spent summers at their island cottage and Christmases with their daughter in California. A mystery novel enthusiast, Jane Ann read voraciously; a lover of games, she played bridge regularly with a group of friends she thoroughly enjoyed.
Jane Ann is survived by husband Bob and daughter Kathryn (Steven Budke) Rummell. In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her son, Robert C. Rummell, III. Family will receive friends for visitation from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Thursday, November 14th at Milward – Southland located at 391 Southland Drive, Lexington. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 15th at Southern Hills United Methodist Church located at 2356 Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington. In honor of her legacy and in lieu of flowers, Jane Ann’s family would like memorial contributions directed to the High Street YMCA, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dear Bob and Katherine My deepest love and sympathy at your great loss. Your mother was one of the kindest and nicest people I knew.I had not seen her for a long time but I remember when I was younger she was a great help to me in my grief. I also loved teaching water ballet to Katherine. Sending you both my love and prayers in this very difficult time. Donna Barr
Dear Kathryn and Bob, Bill and I are out of town or we would have been at Jane Ann’s visitation and service. I have many memories of Southern Junior with Jane Ann and her quirky sense of humor, and Cam and Kathryn too. Jane Ann and I tried to sing along with Bohemian Rhapsody early mornings, laughed so hard we couldn’t stand, then straightened up when students arrived. Jane Ann was a special person. Be kid to yourselves.
I was stunned and rendered speechless when I heard about Jane Ann’s passing! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you not only today, but in the difficult days to come. I pray God will be by your side every step of the way... giving you the strength and courage to carry on and keeping you strong in faith🙏 Lean on Him in your time of need. Wish I could be there with your family today. I have so many fond memories of times spent with your family. God Bless and much love💕
Chris and Sharon Connorssays
We only had the opportunity to play real bridge in person with Jane Ann on one occassion and it was a delight. Since then, her daily presence with on-line bridge was truly special - reflcting her spirit, skills, and charm - she will be missed.
Chuck and Diane Lovellsays
Bob please accept our deepest sympathy. Always enjoyed talking with her and doing J L work. We are out of town but will be with you in spirit. May God bless you and Katherine.
REG & NOREEN LEESONsays
WE OFFER OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO BOB AND ALLTHE RELATIVES & FAMILY AT THIS SAD TIME OUR THOUGHTS& FEELINGS ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS TIME REG & NOREEN LEESON -SOUTH BAY MOUTH