Jane Marie Wiggins
Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory
601 Indiana St
Lawrence, KS
Jane Marie Wiggins

Funeral services for Jane Marie Wiggins, 71, Overbrook, KS, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 22, 2014 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, KS.

Jane Wiggins passed away on Sunday, August 17. 2014, at her sister's home.

She was born March 6, 1943, in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Elwood Arthur Wiggins and Dorothy Rose Pugh Wiggins.

She was a graduate of Lawrence High School in 1961 and earned a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of Kansas.

Jane Wiggins lived most of her life in Douglas County, KS and briefly in Hartford, CT. She worked at Hartford Stage Company in Hartford, CT, Center for Research at KU, Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Topeka, Lawrence Paper Company and retired after 21 years with the United States Postal Service as a Mail Carrier in 2005.

Jane was a member of the Douglas County Genealogical Society. She enjoyed genealogy and did extensive research on her family history before it was computerized.

Jane was a very spiritual person and enjoyed different forms of spirituality. She enjoyed reading, writing, history, painting, photography, astrology, gardening, the outdoors and was an avid Morel Mushroom hunter. She loved her nieces and nephews and enjoyed doing things with them. She loved her pets and had many throughout her life. She rescued many animals that were in distress.

Survivors include 3 sisters, Lora Lee Johnson of Lawrence, KS, Patty Wiggins of Lawrence, KS, and Candy Norwood and husband Gregg of Overbrook, KS; nieces and nephews, Dan, Kelly, Robbie and Katie Johnson, Jeremiah and Josie Johnson, and Brandon and Sean Norwood; 5 great nephews and 6 great nieces.

Jane was preceded in death by her beloved sister Judith Ann Wiggins in 1952, her Father in 1997 and her Mother in 2001.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014 at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The family suggests memorials to the Easter Seals Capper Foundation or the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the funeral home.

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Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 20, 2014.
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Jane and I were friends and housemates during some of our years at the University of Kansas. We lost track of each other after I moved away. We had many fun times together. Jane was always up for an adventure and had a wonderful since of humor. She was ALWAYS kind to people and she loved animals. I remember many fun trips to her families farm. I always thought we would see each other again.
Margaret Fauchier
May 17, 2017
To all the Wiggins Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jane. She will be missed by many. She was always so sweet and kind to everyone she met. May god bless you all at this time.
Mary Banks
August 27, 2014
I am sorry to hear of Jane's passing. She was one of the kindest souls, she will be missed. Deepest sympathy to her family. RIP Jane...
Kenna Tait
August 26, 2014
Kenna Tait
August 26, 2014
Patty, so sorry to read of your sister Jane's passing. You and your family are in my prayers.
August 22, 2014
I was shocked to read of Jane's death. I have known her since she was a small child. Her smile and kindness to everyone will be forever remembered.
Mary Demeritt Gordon
August 21, 2014
So glad to have you as my cousin! Will miss you.
Lee French
August 21, 2014
I was just thinking about Janie the other day. Sorry to hear.Sending Prayers and Hugs to the family.
Annie LaDuke Kopp
August 21, 2014
Jane was a LHS classmate and our excellent mail carrier. I always enjoyed Jane's smile, it was always there.
Patty Atkinson Supancic
August 21, 2014
So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful person, that Janey!!! I was blessed to have known her and worked with her for many years. Her life touched so many people. She was kind, loving, helpful, and had a wonderful sense of humor. We mail carriers have been telling Janey stories to the new employees since she retired, and they will live on forever. She had was the kind of carrier who kept the service in "United States Postal SERVICE" One can't help but break a smile when someone mentions Janey's purse. She had everything and anything that would have been needed during the day of a mail carrier. I loved Janey as did anyone who's life was touched by this woman.
August 21, 2014
My condolences to you and your family, Candy, on the loss of your sister. You're in my prayers.
Denise Brubaker
August 20, 2014
I too remember Jane from Lawrence High School. We had a good time taking part in the Latin Banquet. Jane was shy but good-hearted. I wish I had known her at KU. I'm glad to know she had such a rich and loving life and family, and I'm sorry for your loss.
Evelyn (Fearing) Dvorak
August 20, 2014
Jane was a faithful helper and member of the Douglas County Genealogical society.
Her work will live on. Blessings and peace.
Don Vaughn
August 20, 2014
Janie was a sweetheart and a friend in high school at Lawrence. You should be pleased with her life.
I know you will miss her and grieve. No words can comfort but know you are in my prayers.
August 20, 2014
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