JANE UPDIKE WENTE Jane Updike Wente, 80, of Bethesda, MD, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, following a stroke. Jane was a retired nurse and worked at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and in the surgical operating room at George Washington University Hospital. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 50 years, Van A. Wente. She was the loving mother of Gretchen Alexander and Robert Wente; mother-in-law of Jack Alexander and Anita Wiehr Wente; and the cherished grandmother of Charlie, Jane, Jimmy, and Tommy Alexander. Jane is also survived by her three sisters, Shirley Sandford, Ruth Liedtke, and Florence Hand. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Concord-St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Concord-St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817.
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