Jane Ann Pace, 78, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., and formerly of Cadiz, KY, passed away October 5, 2021, at Scenic Hills at the Monastery in Ferdinand, Ind.

She was born February 11, 1943, in Charlotte, N.C., to the late James Allen and Bettye Jane (Radermacher) Purcell.

Jane Ann was a 1961 graduate of Reitz High School. She went on to obtain her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Evansville College. While at Evansville College, Jane Ann was very involved with the Chi Omega Sorority. She was an elementary teacher with the MSD of Mt. Vernon for 22 years, teaching at both Marrs and West Elementary schools.

Jane Ann was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Red Hat Society and Cadiz Christian Church. She enjoyed volunteering at the John L. Street Library in Cadiz. Jane Ann also participated in the Relay for Life with Team Misfits in Cadiz. She enjoyed playing bridge, knitting and reading, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Delbert Pace, and brother, Robert Purcell.

She is survived by her children, Thomas Pace (Sara) and Elizabeth Ann Devillez (Chris); grandchildren, Seth Dunn (Mariah), Rebecca Pace, Jessica Pace, Sara Jane Carnahan (Maverick), Andrew Devillez and Lydia Devillez; great-grandchildren, Kaydence, Paisley Jane, Madison, Liam and Blaire; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 11, 2021, at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main Street, Mt. Vernon, Ind., with Pastor Bryan Thompson officiating.

A walk-through visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. service time on Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trigg County Relay for Life or John L. Street Library in Cadiz.

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