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Photo of Jane Kohler that accompanied her obituary in the Lewistown Sentinel,
Contributed by rkohler3 on 10/11/14 - Image Year: 1990

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Jane E. Kohler, 92, of Port Royal, passed away at 11:18 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at the home of her daughter.

Born Nov. 19, 1921, in Blairsville, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence B. and Edna H. (Bratton) Towsey.

Her husband, Warren B. Kohler, preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 2003.

Surviving are: her children, Richard B. Kohler and wife, Anne, of Indianapolis, Indiana, Nancy J. Kepner and husband, Glen (Skip), of Port Royal, and John A. Kohler and wife, Sandra, of Carlisle; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lawrence B. (Ben) Towsey Jr. and wife, Dorothy, of Mifflintown.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Brown.

Jane was a 1939 graduate of Port Royal High School, and later attended the Central Penn Business School, Harrisburg.

During WWII, she worked as a secretary in New York City, and later held a similar position at the American Viscose Corporation in Lewistown.

Mrs. Kohler was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, sang in the church choir, and was an active member of the Women of the ELCA.

She was a member of the Port Royal Literary Guild, as well as a former member of the Mifflin Chapter 260 Order of the Eastern Star.

Funeral services will be held on 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at the Port Royal Lutheran Church with the Rev. William N. Esborn and Rev. Crystal M. Lyde officiating.

Interment will take place at the New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Rex Funeral Home in Port Royal.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Port Royal Lutheran Church, PO Box 267, Port Royal, PA 17082.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 5/14/19 - Image Year: 1925
Jane Towsey at age 4 in 1925. (Photo from son John's Facebook Page.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/17/10 - Image Year: 1939
Jane TOWSEY KOHLER with her dog. (She is standing in front of her home near the 8th Street entrance to the Juniata County Fairgrounds. The Floral Hall can be seen in the background of the photo.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/25/22 - Image Year: 1938
1938 - 39 PORT ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM (Seated (l-r)): Christine Ulsh, Marjorie Towsey; (Standing): Mabel McCachren, Helene Taylor, Jane Towsey, Martha Kline (from THE PRIDE OF THE TUSCARORA VALLEY by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/24/22 - Image Year: 1939
PRHS CLASS of 1939: (Front Row (l-r)): Jean Towsey, Anna Mae Weimer, Miriam Boyer, Ruth Burdge, Jessie Wert, Mabel McCachren, Helene Margaret Stong, Dorothy Maffett, Anna Mae Paige; (Middle Row): William Stimmel, Merton Long, William Weimer, Jane Towsey, Christine Ulsh, Howard Fitzgerald, Leatrice Meloy, Caroline Robinson, Ira Sheerer, Fred Kepner; (Back Row): Robert Graham, Frank Robinson, George McConnell, Albert Groninger, Roy Parsons (Photo from PRIDE OF THE TUSCARORA VALLEY by W. E. Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/15/10 - Image Year: 1978
PR LUTHERAN CHOIR 1978: (Front Row l-r) Betty Cunningham, Mildred Bashore, Judy Suder (wife of minister), Tammy Fike; (Second Row l-r) Roberta Griebel, Rebecca Griebel, Joy Sheaffer, Gayle Cisney, Jane Kohler; (Third Row l-r) Kevin Reynolds, William Stimmel, Brian Miller; (Organist) Jane Stimmel.
Contributed by ray on 2/17/10 - Image Year: 2002
Jane TOWSEY KOHLER at her home on North 8th Street in Port Royal. (2002).
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/3/17 - Image Year: 1972
CHRISTMAS EVE 1972: (Clockwise from left) Verna Goodman, "Pete" Taylor, Jane Kohler, Dean Bergstresser Jr. Ken Esh (back of head). (Photo taken by Benjamin E. Groninger and submitted by Randy Groninger)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/17/10 - Image Year: 1992
Warren and Jane (Towsey) Kohler in photo taken at the Port Royal Lutheran Church in 1992.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/17/10 - Image Year: 1995
Warren and Jane TOWSEY KOHLER

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