Jane G. Worcester

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, September 16, 1924
Date of Passing: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jane G. Worcester, 93, passed peacefully on January 17, 2018.  She was born September 16, 1924 in Lock Haven, PA.   After High school Jane worked at Piper Aircraft in Lock Haven where she met Winthrop Sargent Worcester.  Her explanation of their courtship, “I chased him till he caught me!”  They were married June 27, 1946 and shared 68 exciting years, involved in church, community activities and neighborhood projects including Band Parents, Meals on Wheels and AARP.  They also hiked the Metro Parks and traveled around the country.

Together they raised three daughters, Mary Worcester (Denny) Newell, Sue Worcester (Ron) Staul, Gail Worcester (Don) Klise and one son Winthrop Gibb (Rhonda Delaney) Worcester.  They were thrilled with the births of each of their ten grandchildren:  Jeff Jones, Debbie Zeela, Lara Kurth (Geoff Butler), Julia (Nick) Fossati, Andy Klise, Steve Klise (Amelia Hancock), Heidi Klise, Skye Worcester, Kian Worcester, Kenna Worcester, as well as their great grandchildren Austin Jones, Bryan Jones, Keeley Zirkler, Kayla Zirkler, Cora Fossati and Brennan Fossati.

In addition, Jane leaves behind her sister-in-law Nita (Gibb) Adams, six nieces and nephews and their growing families, long time caregiver and friend, Cookie Polaski, and many more friends.

Her positive perspective and enthusiasm for life led to her involvement in many activities.  Among them are Bible School Craft Director, First Aid teacher, Girl Scout leader, Girl Scout Day Camp Activities director and founding member of Girl Scout Z-Troop. Jane was awarded by the Girl Scouts the prestigious Juliette Low World Friendship Medal.

She was also the Quality Control Supervisor for her husband’s many woodworking projects. Jane eagerly produced, shared and taught origami, cross stitch and other fine handcrafted keepsakes for appreciative family and friends.

We will miss her wit, charm, and quick infectious smile.  With a twinkle in her eye, Jane always said, “Life is short.  Eat dessert first.”

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis W. Gibb, SR and Mabel Coulter Gibb and her only brother Lewis W. Gibb, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.  Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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


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Gail I am sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are all in my prayers.

We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother. May she rest in peace in her heavenly home. You will be reunited with her again. May you find comfort in knowing that she is not in any pain and she is walking on the streets of gold! If there is anything that we can do, please let us know.

Mark & Candy

My condolences on the loss of your mother, grandmother, and great! It sounds like she has definitely earned her stripes of heaven. May you all be consoled by knowing she is safe and sound in our Savior's arms

We want to extend our sympathy to your family members. We will miss her also. It was a blessing to have her as our friend,
and sister in Christ for 50 plus years. We will continue to pray for comfort and strength for the family.

Janet and I send our condolences to the members of the family. By God's grace, Jane was a blessing to all who knew her, and we are thankful to the Lord that she now beholds her Savior face-to-face.

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