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Janet “Jane” Louise Stair, 79, of Wooster and formerly of Orrville died on Saturday, July 6, 2024 at West View Healthy Living.

She was born January 13, 1945 in Wooster to Edwin and Helen Wyre Hignight.  On September 2, 1967, she married Dean Stair, the love of her life and best friend.  He survives.

Jane graduated from Wooster High School in 1963 and went on to finish her education at Wooster Business College.  She worked as a receptionist at Smith Dairy retiring in 2007.  Jane enjoyed photography, reading, preparing home cooked meals and spending time with her family.  She was a devoted Christian and a member of Grace Church.

Along with her husband Dean, Jane is survived by her daughters Deanna Lamb of Orrville, Teri (Mike) Kerrigan of Westerville and Tracey (Matt) Dixon of Pataskala; grandchildren Emily (JD) Robertson, Drew (Madison) Dixon, Jacob (Reagan) Dixon, Ryan Kerrigan, Brady Kerrigan, Allison Lamb and Alex Lamb; great grandchildren Riley, Mattilyn and Wren; sister-in-law Mabel (Loren) Kirchner of Wooster along with several nieces and nephews.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; step father Joe Iannarelli and brother Mike Hignight.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 12:00 PM at Grace Church, 4599 Burbank Rd., Wooster with Pastors Nick Cleveland and David Lawson officiating.  Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.

Friends will be received from 10:00 AM until the time of service on Saturday at the church.

Contributions may be directed to The James, c/o The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, 460 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 or https://giveto.osu.edu/makeagift/details/310921.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

14 Comments

  1. Dean, I so fondly remember yours and my time together working at The Smith Grocery. Janie was one year ahead of me at St Mary’s grade school and Wooster High School. She was so sweet and genuinely kind to all. I knew you met your life soul mate when you married Janie as your personalities were so similar.
    A truly kind and loving couple. As a little boy, I believed Janie was an angel on loan from Heaven. Now she is an angel returned home. God bless you, Dean, and your family.

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  2. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I have good you Janie. My sincere condolences!

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  3. Dean and Family, you have my deepest sympathy. I have known Dean longer than Janie since Dean and I went to grade school and high school together. Janie and I were friends in high school and was so happy when she found the love of her life in Dean.

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  4. Very sorry for your loss Tracey. May you and your family find peace in remembering all the beautiful memories you have. ❤️

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  5. Dear Dean and family my deepest Sympathy. Janie will always be remembered as a very kind and beautiful person.

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  6. My sincerest condolences to Jane’s family. She was a very nice person.

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  7. Dean and family, I will always remember the good times and laughs we had with Jane when we went to lunch while working at Smith Dairy, or when we met for dinner at night. It was obvious how much she loved her family and cherished each and every one of you. I hope all your memories over the years will help you in the days ahead. Rest in peace my dear friend!

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  8. Our sincere sympathies in the loss of Jane. Our prayers are with Dean & family.

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  9. Dean, it is our hope and prayer that you and your family are hanging in there and staying positive. Hopefully, you can get through the grief OK and recognize all the great aspects of Jane’s life. God bless you.
    “Cast all your cares on him because he cares for you.”
    ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5‬:‭7‬ ‭
    Birdie and Tom Weckesser

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  10. Dean and family,
    Jane was a dear lady. The voice of Smith Dairy for years. If she ever had a bad day, you would never know it. Every time she answered the phone you could hear the smile in her voice. My condolences to you.

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  11. Jane was a wonderful human being who always had a wonderful smile whenever I saw her. She treated me like a true friend and she had a great sense of humor when I worked at Smith Dairy. This news of her passing was unexpected and very sad to me.
    My deepest sympathies and prayers go to Dean and his family.

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  12. Dean, we are very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family.

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  13. So very sorry about Janie! She was always a gem ! Always thought of other people! Take care Dean ! She is in a better place now!! No pain !

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  14. Jane was truly an angel. An angel that loved others unconditionally where she has left tons of people filled with hope, love, and faith, even though she’s gone. She will always be here forever in Spirit as she is now at peace with Jesus and God.

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