August 18, 1917 ~ May 18, 2020

Born in: Akron, OH
Resided in: Fairlawn, OH

Jane Ellen Ahern (nee Botzum), 102, passed peacefully in her sleep at the Village of St. Edward on May 18, 2020. Born to Albert and Ella (Smallwood) Botzum in 1917, she lived a long, blessed life with her husband William Robert, who preceded her in death in 1978.

Jane lived most of her life in Akron, Ohio with a short stint in California. Raising eight children, she left a legacy to be remembered. Patient, intelligent, well-read, generous and thoughtful, Jane was well-loved by friends and family.

Preceding her in death were her husband of 38 years William Robert (Bob) and her two sons Rory and Brian.

She will be sorely missed by her children Lynn Egan (Don), Shannon Galloway (Dick), Bill Ahern and his fiancé Monica, Maureen Winkelmann (George), Michael Ahern, Pat Reeder (Chuck), and her deceased sons’ families. Jane was grandmother to 22 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Her life will be celebrated at a date to be announced this coming summer.

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:23)

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  1. The family of Rita Botzum Graf would like to extend our sympathy to the family of her first cousin, Jane Botzum Ahern. We had many opportunities to talk with Jane while she and our parents both resided at the Village of St. Edward. She was certainly a remarkable lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  2. Sending sincere sympathy to the family of precious Jane. It was a pleasure and a privilege for me to get to know her during her years at the Village of St. Edward. Truly an amazing woman who was so well read and articulate till our good and gracious God called her home. Almost marking 103 years of grace-filled life. May you wonderful memories and her excellent example be a source of comfort and peace for each of you.
    With love, prayers and all God’s goodness,
    Sr. Marilyn Ambrosic, OP

  3. My condolences to family and friends. Jane was so charming and helpful many years ago as I explored my Botzum heritage. How lucky you were to have had her for a remarkable 102 years. Peace and Love on this Memorial Day.

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