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Eulah Jane Metzner

Published: November 16, 2012 4:00 AM

Eulah Jane Metzner, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

Jane was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio on May 23, 1924 with twin sister Beulah Mae Zickefoose to parents Edward and Bertha Metzner.

Eulah Jane Metzner

She graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School. She lived in Rootstown on her farm for most of her life. Jane enjoyed working outside and being with her family and friends.

Jane is leaving her brother, Charles Metzner of Cuyahoga Falls, lifelong friend, Gladys Reid, and nephews, Dale Zickefoose and Dean Zickefoose both of Rootstown, along with many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her twin sister Beulah Mae Zickefoose.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, Ohio 44266 from 11:00 A.M. until the 12:00 P.M. funeral service officiated by Pastor Scott Hindel. Interment will follow at Homeland Cemetery in Rootstown.

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(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 11-16-12)

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anonymous Nov 19, 2012 9:38 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jane. She was a wonderful woman who loved life to the fullest and enjoyed work on the farm. She truly was a "pioneer woman" in her own right. Jane I remember many good times we had during Girl Scouts. God will certainly find a special place for you in heaven. Joyce Wahn Buso-Downey

anonymous Nov 16, 2012 7:44 PM

Cousin Jane gave me my firt tractor ride. When she found out that I was marrying a farmer she couldn't wait to find out all the details. Our families lived many miles apart and through the stories that my Dad Ralph has told, there were many stories and memories on the farm. Jane may you find peace and enjoy the Farm in Heaven.

anonymous Nov 16, 2012 6:14 PM

Jane was closest to me over 80+yrs we both lived. Growing up she was like a sister, when younger we had our share of sister/brother arguments/sometimes w/fists. But we always made up afterwards. We both spent a large amt.of time on our Grandparents farm learning secrets of farm life & life in general. We had a bet for yrs. where she thought she could out-shoot me with a shot-gun; never had the chance to find out. "Goodbye, Jane & thanks for the many memories." Your Cousin, Ralph

anonymous Nov 16, 2012 11:15 AM

Jane was a Girl Scout leader for my troop in the 1950's. She took us to her farm and taught us much. Her sister made us lunch. She had a carload of us in Akron at a stage play the night a bad tornado hit the area. Roads were blocked and we couldn't get home. Jane made us feel safe, took us to an all-night restaurant, kept in touch with authorities and eventually got each of one of us safely to our homes in the wee hours. She was one of the best troop leaders we had! Judy Carpenter McGhee