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Official Obituary of

E. Jane (Stewart) McDermott

May 3, 1934 ~ March 15, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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E. Jane McDermott Obituary

      It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our sister and aunt, E. Jane Stewart McDermott, 89, of Linesville and Lakeland, Florida on Friday, March 15, 2024.

      Born May 3, 1934, she was the daughter of Robert N. and Irene Shellito Stewart.  She married Phillip John McDermott on September 14, 1996 in Longmont, Colorado. 

      Jane was a 1952 graduate of Linesville High School, a 1956 graduate of Grove City College with a Bachelors in Music Education and a Masters of Education from Kent State University. 

      She was employed as an elementary music educator in Conneaut, Ohio for one year and then Linesville, Summit and Graham Elementary schools and Shafer Elementary in Linesville for 35 years.  Every year she involved her students in wonderful Christmas plays and spring musical concerts mostly with standing room only.

      She took pride in the achievements of her music students and enjoyed their visits as adults later in life.  Every student today has a fond memory of Miss Stewart. 

      As a young girl on her farm, she enjoyed her pony, Babe, and adored her grandpa, Fred B. Stewart.  Her first job was delivering milk before school on the Stewart Dairy milk wagon. 

      Throughout her career, she was choir director, organist and pianist at the Linesville Presbyterian Church where she was a member close to 80 years.  She has played for many weddings. 

      She enjoyed golf, socializing, and her travels to Panama Canal, Bahamas, Europe, most all states especially Colorado and her winter home in Lakeland, Florida. 

      A kitchen party of family and friends was always enjoyed by Jane where she told stories, shared family history, and much laughter was enjoyed by all.  Her taco Tuesday outings were the highlight of her week. 

      She is survived by a brother, Fred H. Stewart; fifteen nieces and nephews, who were true to her heart and with whom she spent many special times with, Ken (Renee) King, Robert King, Ron (Karyn) King, Alan (Chris) King, Linda King Grinder, David (Debra) Stewart, Kathryn Stewart Wielobob (Dave), Paul (Lisa) Stewart, Thomas (Carolyn) Stewart, John Stewart, Jennette (Roger) Martenson, Sandra (Padric) Swift, Ron Mika, Fred Stewart, Robert (Corrine) Stewart; and many great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

      She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sisters, Shirley King and Sue Stewart Mika; and a brother, James R. Stewart. 

      Jane will be forever loved and forever remembered.  Life is a song – sing it. 

      The family truly appreciates and thanks her caregivers, Linda, Janet, Maureen, Marilyn, Lisa, Megan, Carla, Krystal and the advice and compassion of her good friend Laura Ann. 

      Calling hours will be on Friday, March 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home  6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville.  Additional calling will be on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 at the funeral home.    

      A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday March 23 at the Linesville Presbyterian Church, 206 Erie Street, Linesville with Rev. David Fugate officiating. 

      Burial will be private in Linesville Cemetery. 

      In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Linesville Presbyterian Church, PO Box 235, Linesville, Pa 16424. 

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March 22, 2024

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Royal Coleman Funeral Home
6028 US Highway 6
Linesville, Pennsylvania 16424

March 23, 2024

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Royal Coleman Funeral Home
6028 US Highway 6
Linesville, Pennsylvania 16424

Funeral Service
March 23, 2024

2:00 PM
Linesville Presbyterian Church
206 Erie Street
Linesville, PA 16424


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