Born in Morocco, Ind., on April 26, 1921, she was the daughter of Victor and Florence (Wright) Hancock. She was raised in Morocco and graduated from high school there. On Aug. 1, 1948, at her parent’s home, she became the bride of Robert W. Mannan. After 44 wonderful years together and having raised three children, Bob preceded her in death.
They had spent many winters in the Haines City, Fla., area and enjoyed a special trip to Alaska. Jane was a respected teacher at Plymouth Lincoln Junior High for many years teaching six grade Language Arts. She received her teaching license and master’s degree from Indiana University having returned to school years after attaining her bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing at Bloomington. She was active in the Plymouth Community and the lives of many as a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, a continued Big Red Athletic Booster and a volunteer at the hospital and county museum. Jane loved to golf, was an accomplished artist in water colors, great at sewing and knitting blankets for each of her grandchildren and also enjoyed bridge and euchre as well as playing the piano. Her greatest joys were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
They are: daughter Betty J. (Jim) Yoder of Bremen; and their children: Adam and Whitney Yoder; with children: Thayne and Maddie; Liza Yoder; Sam and Melissa Yoder; with children: Ryan and Nicholas; daughter: Barbara J. (Dan) Umbaugh, Carmel; and their children: Anna (Rob) Witzig: with children: Will and Emma Aschliman; Katie and Ty Aschliman; with children: T.J. and Makai; Laura (Brandt) Booram; with children: Eli, Riley and Harper; and Lydia and Bob Fox; with children Gracie and Caroline; son: Robert W. ‘Bill’ Mannan Jr.; and spouse: Ginny of Tucson, Ariz.; and their children: Nicholas and Addie; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; spouse; granddaughter: Sarah Umbaugh; and brothers: Thomas, Bud and David Hancock.
A memorial service is planned for a future date and will be announced. Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be directed to P.H.S. Athletics, 1 Big Red Drive, Plymouth, IN 46563 or the charity of the donor’s choice.