Jane S. Nance

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March 17, 1936 - March 29, 2024

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Wednesday, April 3rd from 6-8m p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home


Thursday, April 4th 11 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

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Jane Skidmore Nance passed away peacefully on March 29, 2024 surrounded by her family.

Jane was born on March 17, 1936 in Akron, Ohio. She attended the Huron Road School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio, becoming an RN, and earned her BSN at The Ohio State University. She taught Nursing at Columbus State Community College for over 20 years, and earned both her Master of Nursing and Master of Clinical Psychology while working full-time and raising three daughters. Even in retirement, Jane led a life of service, running the food pantry at Broad Street Presbyterian Church, serving as a Stephen Minister and Parish Nurse, delivering Meals on Wheels, volunteering in hospice care, and serving on the boards of SourcePoint and the Villas at Canterbury Woods Condo Association. She also loved her family, the Buckeyes, reading, baking, traveling and socializing with her many friends.

Throughout her life, Jane touched the hearts of many with her kindness and compassion. She provided unwavering love and support to her family, and was the best wife, mom, gramma and great-gramma. She will be remembered for her wit, her gentle nature combined with her fierce support, and as the positive role model she was to all who knew her.

Jane is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Richard Nance, (yes, they were Dick and Jane!), daughters Leslie Knott (Patrick), Susan Spencer (Brian Muncy) and Michele 'Mickey' Whaley (Kevin), Grandchildren Sarah Knott, Doran and Mallory Spencer, Nick and Zack Whaley, and great-grandchild Zane Spencer May, and her beloved dog Scruffy. She will be missed by nieces and nephews, including Sharon Nance and Patt, Karen, Mike, and Elisabeth Nance as well as her friends and others who her life has touched.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, April 3 from 6-8pm. at Moreland Funeral Home where a funeral service to honor and celebrate Jane's life will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 11:00am. A light lunch will be held at the Villas at Canterbury Woods Clubhouse after the funeral. Please bring your favorite memories of Jane to share.


Jackie Nigh Merrill - Apr 3, 2024

So sorry for your loss Uncle Dick and family. I have wonderful memories of All of you. Warm Hugs.

Sandra Simpson - Apr 3, 2024

Was so sorry to read of Jane's passing. She and Dick came to our home, New Years eve 57 years ago. My condolence to Dick and family.

Mark B. Thompson - Apr 3, 2024

Our condolences to the Nance Family and their friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of Sorrow and Bereavement.

Linda Collins - Apr 3, 2024

I remember Jane fondly as one of my outstanding Nursing Instructors at CTI. Class of 1980. She always had a smile on her face! Such an amazing mentor to those in the profession! Iā€™m sorry for your loss šŸ™

Jackie Miller - Apr 2, 2024

Jane will always have a special place in my heart. One of the first people at CSCC to take me under her wing. My condolences. That smile of hers lives in my heart

Lisa Marek - Apr 1, 2024

I'm sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the Nance family.

Terry Valentine - Apr 1, 2024

Prayers to Jane's family during this time. May she Rest in Peace.

Jim Durham - Apr 1, 2024

So sad to see this. Thinking of all of the family.

Leslie K. Belfance - Apr 1, 2024

Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

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