In memory of
Emily Jane Wolfe
In memory of
Emily Jane Wolfe
Emily Jane Wolfe Jane, of Seneca Castle, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2020, at the Wayne County Nursing Home from old age. Jane was born to the late Frederick Robert Stevens and Alice Page Stevens on June 28, 1939, in Erie, Pa., where she grew up with her parents and sister Marjorie. Jane graduated from Academy High School in 1957 where she played the cello in the orchestra. She was also a member of the Rainbow girls, a Masonic youth organization that promotes leadership skills. Jane graduated in 1961 with her nursing diploma from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Nursing. She became a registered nurse with the State of New York in 1961 and began her career in the operating room at Strong Memorial Hospital. Jane eloped with Roger Earle Wolfe on New Years Eve in 1961. They traveled together while Roger was in the U.S. Army and settled down in Seneca Castle on July 13, 1968. There they met Betty Gordner and her family who were close hometown neighbors for over 51 years. Jane was a Brownie troop leader, Sunday school teacher and church choir director. She returned to nursing in 1980 and became a sought-after registered alcoholism counselor. In 2001, Jane became the historian for the Town of Seneca, a position she held for 17 years. Jane was also a master gardener. Jane is survived by four children who all reside in New York, Halle Stevens of Seneca Castle, Brian (Annette) Wolfe of Rushville, Robert (Roxana) Wolfe of Mendon and Eric (Ginger) Wolfe of Wilson. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Jane was predeceased by her loving husband of 41 years in 2003. Jane was a cultured city girl who married a country boy and joined him there for the rest of her life. She and Roger enjoyed a vibrant and happy family life. Jane loved music. She had a singing voice that could wake the angels and often did wake her children and call them home from the neighborhood for dinnertime with that elegant and operatic voice. She was outspoken and had a very soft and gentle side too. Jane often said, "the Lord helps those that help themselves." A memorial service will take place later this year as circumstances allow. The family asks that in lieu of sending flowers, donations be made to Seneca Castle United Methodist Church or Clark Manor House in Canandaigua. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com .
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In memory of
Emily Jane Wolfe
Emily Jane Wolfe Jane, of Seneca Castle, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2020, at the Wayne County Nursing Home from old age. Jane was born to the late Frederick Robert Stevens and Alice Page Stevens on June 28, 1939, in Erie, Pa., where she grew up with her parents and sister Marjorie. Jane graduated from Academy High School in 1957 where she played the cello in the orchestra. She was also a member of the Rainbow girls, a Masonic youth organization that promotes leadership skills. Jane graduated in 1961 with her nursing diploma from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Nursing. She became a registered nurse with the State of New York in 1961 and began her career in the operating room at Strong Memorial Hospital. Jane eloped with Roger Earle Wolfe on New Years Eve in 1961. They traveled together while Roger was in the U.S. Army and settled down in Seneca Castle on July 13, 1968. There they met Betty Gordner and her family who were close hometown neighbors for over 51 years. Jane was a Brownie troop leader, Sunday school teacher and church choir director. She returned to nursing in 1980 and became a sought-after registered alcoholism counselor. In 2001, Jane became the historian for the Town of Seneca, a position she held for 17 years. Jane was also a master gardener. Jane is survived by four children who all reside in New York, Halle Stevens of Seneca Castle, Brian (Annette) Wolfe of Rushville, Robert (Roxana) Wolfe of Mendon and Eric (Ginger) Wolfe of Wilson. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Jane was predeceased by her loving husband of 41 years in 2003. Jane was a cultured city girl who married a country boy and joined him there for the rest of her life. She and Roger enjoyed a vibrant and happy family life. Jane loved music. She had a singing voice that could wake the angels and often did wake her children and call them home from the neighborhood for dinnertime with that elegant and operatic voice. She was outspoken and had a very soft and gentle side too. Jane often said, "the Lord helps those that help themselves." A memorial service will take place later this year as circumstances allow. The family asks that in lieu of sending flowers, donations be made to Seneca Castle United Methodist Church or Clark Manor House in Canandaigua. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home Inc., Canandaigua. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com .
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47 N. Main St.
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