Jane Frances Rowland, 68, of Wellington, went to Heaven on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, surrounded by her family, at University Hospital in Cleveland. A daughter of the late Carl and Rita Rink, Jane was born in Lakewood on August 25, 1954. She graduated from Elyria Catholic High School.
A devoted member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Wellington, Jane was a religious educator there who prepared students for First Holy Communion for 27 years. Jane worked as an X-Ray Technician for 40 years at St. Joseph’s in Lorain and as a Mammographer in Oberlin.
Jane was an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist. She belonged to the Third Order Secular Franciscan; the rule of life for the Secular Franciscan is to observe the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of St. Francis of Assisi, who made Christ the inspiration and center of his life with God and people.
Considered a “Trekkie”, Jane was a Star Trek and Star Wars fan. She enjoyed deer hunting and building with Legos. Jane found a creative outlet in drawing, writing in her journal and creating and reading poetry. She thought Mother and Grandmother were the best titles ever and treasured time spent with her family and friends.
Jane is survived by her husband of 45 years, Gary Rowland; children, Mary Rowland, of Wellington, Elizabeth (Lee) Merrill, of Clarksfield, David (Mindy) Rowland, of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Corey and Casey; siblings, Sue (Jim) Olsen, of North Ridgeville, Linda (Rich) Ciarrone, of Parma; Charles (Becki) Rink, of Spruce Pine, AL and Howard (Linda) Rink, of Avon.
Visitation on Monday, November 21 from 3-7 p.m. at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, November 22 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 512 North Main St., Wellington. Burial will follow at Rochester Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane’s memory can be directed to St. Patrick Catholic Church, Franciscan Sisters T.O.R. of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or St. Joseph’s Indian School. Condolences for the Rowland family can be shared at www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.
Saint Patrick Catholic Church
512 N Main St, Wellington OH 44090