Jane Lyon Papsdorf – Lifetime Love of Nature and Music
Jane Lyon Papsdorf was suddenly taken from loved ones and friends on Wednesday April 25, 2019 at the age of 74 in Angola, IN. She was preparing for an adventure filled trip to visit her son in CA when she had a fatal fall.
Jane was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend that touched the hearts of many through music, nature, cards, baking and crafts. She is survived by 2 sons Clifford (Charlotte) and Russell (Bun); 2 granddaughters Sarah and Amy. She is survived by 4 brothers Charles (George), George (Gail), Kris (Drinda), John (Teresa) and 1 sister Ann (Cal), as well as her companion Robert Cablk. She will be greatly missed.
Jane was a lifelong leaner who earned Bachelor Degrees in Zoology (University of Kansas) and Elementary Education (Northwest Missouri State) as well as a Master Degree in Special Education (Purdue University). Her working life was dedicated to serving others as a Teacher, Naturalist, and a Case Worker at RISE.
Jane loved music and was an accomplished musician. She mastered the oboe, a variety of recorders, dulcimer, clarinet, keyboard, penny whistle, and others. She enjoyed being a member of the Frances Elliott Clark Music Club, Auburn Community Band, and Suite Strings. Jane loved hiking, caring for animals, bird watching, and gardening.
Jane was a member of Cavalry Lutheran Church and enjoyed Ruth Circle. She was a member of the Busy Swarm Extension Homemakers and Card Making Club. Jane is well known for her creative and thoughtful handmade greeting cards. She sent around 20 cards each month to share her joy with others. Her envelopes were decorated with personalized stickers and were immediately recognizable from ordinary mail.
Per Jane’s wishes we will have a Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM on Saturday June 8 at the Selman Pavilion Timber Frame at Commons Park, Circle Hill Cemetery Rd, Angola, IN. This will be an opportunity for friends and family to share memories of Jane and celebrate her life.
Memorial donations may be made in Memory of Jane to ACRES Land Trust https://acreslandtrust.org/participate/give-now/recurring-honorary-memorial-donation-form/
To send condolences visit www.hejohnsonfh.com
To send flowers to Jane's family, please visit our floral section.