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Jane Pifer, 92, of Loogootee, passed away at 1:48 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at Ketcham Memorial Center.
She was born March 20, 1925, in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, to the late Carl and Bertha (Grover) Koons.
Jane was a member of the Antioch Christian Church. She was previously employed as a certified surgical tech in Frankfort, Indiana. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and reading the Bible. She cherished time with her grandchildren and her "adopted" children and grandchildren who she took under her wing.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Arley Pifer, who passed away in 2002; her parents; sister Bernice Cicerchia; and a brother who passed in infancy.
Jane is survived by her children, Derlin (Debbie) Pifer of Corvallis, Oregon, Craig (Carole) Pifer of Whitestown and Paula Pifer of Loogootee; grandchildren Kyle (Sydney) Pifer, Natalie Pifer, Zachary Pifer and Lauren Pifer; great-grandchildren Reese, Delaney and Ellis Pifer; siblings Leonard (Margaret) Koons, Wayne Koons and Charlotte (Gordon) Maish; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Loogootee United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Goodwill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or your local food pantry.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements were provided by Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.
Published on January 19, 2018
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