Jane Ann Ream, 77 of Clayton, Mich., died Feb. 2, 2019.
She was born April 14, 1941, in Vinton, Iowa, the oldest child of Robert and Louise (Gibson) Miller.
On April 25, 1970, Jane married Richard Ream, and they were blessed with more than 48 years together.
Jane held several different positions in her life including switchboard operator, secretary, girls basketball coach for both Sand Creek and Lenawee Christian Schools, working at H&R Block and at the Adrian Church of the Nazarene. The role she loved most was that of pastor. Jane’s talent for teaching and sharing her faith was greatly appreciated at Living Waters Church of the Nazarene in Ann Arbor as well as at Morenci Church of the Nazarene.
She enjoyed sunflowers, windmills, bird watching, making stained glass with her sister and watching Kentucky Wildcats basketball. Jane enjoyed spending her free time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at their activities, family functions or through social media.
In addition to her husband, Richard, she is survived by daughters, Jeannetta (and Kerry) Ingold of Pennsylvania and Amanda (and Travis) Boring of Clayton; daughter-in-law Wendi Darting of Milford, Ind.; siblings, Jack (and Helen) Miller, John (and Katie) Miller and Juanita (and Donnie) Robinson; nine grandchildren, Jake (and Rachel) Darting, Kaitlynn (and Shane) O’Brien, Kathryn Boring, Christina Darting, Mitchell (and Kelsey) Ingold, MacKenzie Ream, Ethan Boring, Isaac Darting and Saydie Boring; and three great-grandchildren, Taylin, Brycin and Brooke.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Jim and Joe Miller and her son, Wesley Darting.
Memorial services are planned at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, at Adrian First Church of the Nazarene, with Dr. David Fulks, Jr., and Rev. Larry Betz officiating. Burial will follow at Dover Center Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled at the church Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m.
Contributions are suggested to Adrian First Church of the Nazarene or Morenci Church of the Nazarene.