Jane C. Eller, 87, Plainfield, passed away at 1:52 pm Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Life’s Journey of Avon, in Indianapolis. She was born December 8, 1932, in Clinton County, the daughter of the late Manford & Josie (Bell) Dow. On February 2, 1964, she married David B. Eller who preceded her in death September 15, 2017.
Jane was a 1951 graduate of Forest High School. She received her bachelor’s from Ball State University and her master’s degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University-Kokomo. Jane retired from teaching where she taught at Port Huron, MI, Grissom Air Force Base, Southport, and Burlington schools. She then became a homemaker, farm wife, and mother. Jane also volunteered at Ervin and Northwestern schools. She was a member of Faith Church of Christ of Burlington and the Ervin Township Home Ec Club. Jane enjoyed singing, listening to old music, attending musicals, and loved to dabble in gardening, landscaping and interior design. She also enjoyed going to the Purdue Basketball games and all activities that her grandsons were in with her husband David.
Jane is survived by her children, Alan Eller, and Lynn (Gregg) Powers; grandsons, Devan Eller and Damian Eller; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert (Joan) Eller, Charles Eller, Pauline Eller, and Marion Eller, along with several nieces and nephews.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Mary Bell Dow; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harold (Marjorie) Eller, Marilyn Eller, Richard Eller, Catherine (Harry) Dishon, and Mary (Samuel) Smith.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, January 17, 2020, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 East Main Street, Russiaville, with Pastor Jason Grant officiating. Burial will follow in South Union Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 12-2 pm Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jane’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.
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