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Jane Marie Twining Hantz

Jane Marie Twining Hantz, 55, of Oberlin, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at New Life Hospice in Lorain, following a short illness. She was born March 5, 1957 in Oberlin, at Allen Memorial Hospital, to Lawrence and Dorothy Twining.

She graduated from Oberlin High School in 1974 and later the International Business College of Fort Wayne, Indiana, with a degree in business. Jane also graduated from the Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Associates degree in Medical Office Management, being one semester short of earning her RN.

She worked at the Moen Company in Elyria and Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as in home health care in Lancaster, California. Her last employment was at Internal Medicine Physicians in Kauai, Hawaii.

Jane was caring, joyous, detail-orientated and had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved walking, exercise, animals, crafts, quilting and spending time with her family. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Oberlin.

She is survived by her husband, John Hantz of Oberlin; mother, Dorothy Twining of Oberlin; brother, Gary Twining (Martha) of Elyria; one nephew; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a great niece and nephew; and numerous relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence A.Twining.

A time visitation followed by memorial service for family and close friends, will be held at Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Avenue in Amherst, from 10 A.M., until service time at 11 A.M., Saturday March 2, 2013. The Reverend Joshua Moldenhauer, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, will officiate. The family will conduct interment service privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society for research.

Jane's family wishes to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Patient Care Associates of Mercy Hospital and New Life Hospice for their superlative care and compassion during her internment.

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