Birthplace: Cleveland, OH
City of Residence: Chardon, OH
Memorial Date: 04/28/2012 - 11:30 a.m.
Memorial Location: Mentor Harbor Yachting Club, 5330 Coronado Drive, Mentor on the Lake, OH.
Jane Wilson Sanborn, 79, of Chardon, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, surrounded by family.
Born Aug. 17, 1932, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Marian Coy Smith and Wilson Woodberry Smith.
Jane was a lifelong resident of Chardon and was a dedicated member of the community, volunteering her time with the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Girl Scouts, Laurel School, Phillips-Osborne School and Chardon Schools.
She attended Laurel School and Mount Vernon College in Washington D.C., returning to Chardon upon graduation where she worked for Dr. Walter Corey.
Married for 59 years, Jane is survived by her husband, P. Donald Sanborn; sons, Corey of Chardon Township and Mitch (Beth) of Gates Mills; daughter, Kim (Phil Phillips) of Chapel Hill, N.C.; adorable grandchildren Sarah, Will, Allison and Julie Sanborn, and Emily, Henry and Martha Glenn; and brother, Woody (Marilou) Smith of Chardon.
She also leaves her step-grandchildren, Jordan Phillips and Courtney Phillips (Bill) Hyder, of Charlotte, N.C.; and three step great-grandchildren, Ellie, Maggie and Lil Hyder.
Jane’s grandchildren were the light of her life and she will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
She enjoyed reading, cooking, needlework, travelling and spending time with friends aboard the “Kimberly Jane” at The Mentor Harbor Yachting Club.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Saturday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m., at the Mentor Harbor Yachting Club, 5330 Coronada Drive, Mentor on the Lake.
The family suggests contributions to The Geauga County Library Foundation, 12701 Ravenwood Drive, Chardon, OH 44024 in memory of Jane Wilson Sanborn.
Arrangements by the Burr Funeral Home and Cremation, Chardon. Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.