Born Dec. 5, 1938, in Franklin, Jane was the daughter of the late George and Eva Lough Hovis.
She was a graduate of Rocky Grove High School.
She worked at Franklin Hospital as a secretary for 15 years, and retired from Blair Call Center, where she worked as a customer service representative.
On Dec. 5, 1956, Jane married her sweetheart and love of her life, Ronald Wilson, and began a wonderful family together. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2019.
Jane enjoyed playing cards and bingo, and making crafts. She was a collector of elephants of all shapes and sizes and had more than 100 in her collection.
She was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Jane also enjoyed sitting on her porch in her “Steelers” porch swing.
She especially cherished her family and the times she spent with them.
Jane is survived by her five daughters, Rhonda Wilson of Franklin, Pamela Latchaw and her husband Jeff of Shelby, North Carolina, Cindy Green and her husband Lloyd of Franklin, Carrie Pedersen and her husband Jeff of Conneaut Lake and Melinda Gannoe and her husband Ron of Cooperstown; and her son, Steve Wilson and his wife Carol of Franklin.
She is further survived by her 14 grandchildren, Jason Milner, Joe Latchaw, Penny Willyoung, Peggy Latchaw, Rebecca Schleifer, Stephanie Viele, Samantha Wilson, Lacey Graziano, Jerry Fleming, Andrea Fleming, Ian Kuivinen, LaRae Kuivinen, Tyler Gannoe and Garrett Gannoe; and her 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Jane was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Virginia Wilson; her six brothers, Jack, Bill, Bob, Fred, Jim and Chuck Hovis; and her two sisters, Betty Sutley and Dot Dupont.
As per the family’s request services are private and a celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of Jane’s family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Venango County Humane Society, 286 South Main Street, Seneca, Pa. 16346.
To send cards or online condolences, family and friends are invited to visit www.gardinierfuneralhome.com.
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