Jane Schierloh

Jane Austin Schierloh

Wednesday, June 2nd, 1937 - Friday, April 24th, 2020
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Jane Austin (nee McCabe) Schierloh, 82, of Willoughby, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020, at Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby.
Born June 2, 1937, in Toledo, she had been a resident of Lake County for 46 years.
Jane grew up in Toledo and graduated with a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Radcliff College (Harvard Graduate School of Education), and a Ph.D. from Kent State University. She married a United Methodist minister in 1960, and she and her husband engaged in ministries in churches in Cleveland, Mentor and Middlefield.
Jane raised three children, taught English and GED, and retired from Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland after working two years as a student advisor in Student Support Services, a federal program for low-income, first generation college students.
She was the beloved wife of 60 years to Jack O. Schierloh; loving mother of Jay O. (Stacy) Schierloh of Spring, Texas, Jackie S. Schierloh of Willoughby and Tim D. (Teri) Schierloh of Chardon; cherished grandmother of Joel, Sarah, John, Sarah, Nick, Brittany, Anthony, Chelsea and Jacob; great-grandmother of eight; sister of Susanne (Peter) Zarins; and aunt of Geoff Gregg, Robb Gregg, and P.K. Zarins.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Winona (nee Sweetnam) McCabe; and niece, Carol Gregg.
“Creative and sensitive, Jane wrote many powerful reminiscences about her life of learning and caring for others. We are grateful that she shared them with us, and she will never be forgotten.”
In this unknown time with the COVID-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Please be with us in prayer.
Arrangements are entrusted to McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes in Willoughby and Mentor.
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Ruth Silon

Posted at 05:37pm
I was deeply saddened to learn of Jane's passing. She was a true angel dedicated to supporting so many. I am honored to have worked with her.
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Beverly Owens

Posted at 05:10pm
Jane and Jack I love you both unconditional Jack talk with you soon


Posted at 04:30pm
Dear Jack, Gib and I send you our deepest sympathy and of course hold you and your family in prayer! I remember Jane’s gracious hospitality, as well as her beautiful gift for music. Though shared time together was brief, the two of you truly inspired us and continue to do so as we reflect on your faithfulness! May you be held close and comforted I. Your loss by our Lord’s presence with you all, Debbie and “Gib” Gibbons

Roger Talbott

Posted at 03:10pm
Jacquie and I both send our deepest sympathy, Jack. We have known both of you for 40 years. Even as i write this, I can hear Jane playing her piano. I remember especially the concerts she gave to raise money for students at CCC. As several of these condolences. make clear, she made a fundamental difference in so many lives. The world is poorer now that she is no longer in it.
We are especially sad because this strange time in which we are in forbids the most elemental of human instincts, to gather around you and your family at this time. Nothing forbids our praying for you, but it is sad that we cannot pray and sing hymns together.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, Jack.

Robert Bittner

Posted at 05:10pm
Reverand Schierloh so sorry to hear of Janes passing you and the family are in our Prayers and thoughts.Bob & Ruth Bittner.

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