|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1905|
|Death: ||Sep. 15, 2005|
Jane L. Spohr died on September 15, 2005, five days after celebrating her 100th birthday in Salinas, California with family and friends.
The oldest of seven siblings, Jane was born to John William Langguth and Mary Ann Devlin in the Bronx on September 10, 1905, where she attended public elementary school, Evander Childs High School and the New York State Teachers College. She taught in the New York City elementary school system for 10 years before leaving to care for her growing family. After living 52 years in the Bronx, Jane and family moved to Eastchester, New York, where she and her husband, George A. Spohr Jr., lived for 38 years until 1995 when they moved to Salinas, California to be closer to children who had moved there.
Jane was the quintessential wife and mother, devoting her life to her family. She is survived by her four children: George A. Spohr, III. of Hebron, KY, Anthony P. Spohr of Los Altos Hills, CA, Mary Jane Vonnegut and Elizabeth Ann Andrade, both of Salinas, CA, as well as her eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Jane possessed all the skills of wife and mother especially providing rock-solid support for her husband and children. And she mastered the disappearing arts of knitting, crocheting, sewing, cooking, putting up preserves, etc., etc., while donating her time and efforts to charitable causes such as The Franciscan Workers and The Cancer Society. She was a very active member and supporter of her church, Immaculate Conception in Tuckahoe, NY and St. Joseph's in Spreckels, CA. Her generous philanthropy benefited numerous organizations including The Red Cross, The Salvation Army, St. Francis Food for the Poor, The Raphael House, The Red Cloud Indian School, The MS Foundation, The Rosary Hill Home, St. Francis Monastery, Fordham University and Preparatory School, and numerous other charities.
A funeral Mass celebrating her life will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Tuckahoe, NY on Thursday, September 22, 2005.
Created by: Gary Wills
Record added: Feb 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33593921