Jane Ann Demuth, 77, of Gnadenhutten entered into the glorious presence of her loving Savior while surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 7, 2021, after a courageous battle during a period of declining health.
Born in Columbus on February 17, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Norma Eileen Malterer and her grandparents, Louis L. and Sara E. (Leggett) Malterer. After graduating from Tuscarawas-Warwick High School in 1962, Jane completed business school at the Union College of Commerce and began working at Wilmar Furniture where she met her future husband, John C. Demuth. They wed at Sharon Moravian Church on November 7, 1965. Together, they were members of various Moravian Churches and attended the Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church most recently.
All who knew Jane recognized her uncanny ability for making people feel loved and cared for, and she was always willing to step in and help whether it was baking numerous pies and food for church dinners or volunteering as a Scout leader, Sunday school teacher, and Twin City Hospital Coffee Bar volunteer. She was known for helping others with a smile on her face and having an encouraging word for all. She loved the Lord and spending time with family as well as baking, cooking, and creating craft projects. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, and church member, Jane’s career also included work in public service as Administrative Assistant to the Mayor of Uhrichsville and later as Administrative Assistant for the Twin City Chamber of Commerce until retirement.
Jane will be deeply missed by her husband of 55 years, John; sons Karl (Jenny) Demuth of Akron and Steve (Jennifer) Demuth of New Philadelphia; grandchildren Curtis, Nathaniel, Thomas, Heather, and Megan Demuth; brother Jeffery (Cathy) Bernard; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and “honorary” family members.
A time of visitation will be held in Koch Funeral Home in Gnadenhutten at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 13, followed by a 2:00 pm private memorial service and burial for family and close friends. The family kindly requests that guests please wear a mask.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Gnadenhutten Moravian Church, 133 S. Walnut Street or the Gnadenhutten United Methodist Church at 220 N. Walnut Street.
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