Jane Geneva Stoner Andrews, 97, passed away on March 8, 2020. She was born, Jan 12, 1923, in Pottsville, PA, the daughter of the late Loose Kise Stoner and Bessie Herb Stoner. She had resided most recently for 36 years in Rock Spring, GA and prior to that raised her family on Signal Mtn, TN for more than 30 years. Jane studied music from an early age. She took piano lessons and played for her elementary school activities, went on to get a Master of Music from Wayne University in Detroit, and then taught music at Bob Jones University. Jane first met her husband to be at her home in Pottsville in 1939. She was later reunited with Bennett after WWII when they met again at Bob Jones University. They married in 1946. Jane was a compassionate disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ who listened to and did what God wanted her to do to help others. Throughout their marriage, Jane and Ben were lay-ministers in multitudes of denominations, fellowships and home groups. They passionately believed it was their duty, responsibility and privilege to minister to all who needed a ‘home’: friends, family, the needy and down-and-out alike. In their latter years they became devoted members of Woodstation United Methodist church in Rock Spring, GA where they found so many welcoming believers. There, as at many other churches, Jane played the piano and was a key prayer leader in the church. She prayed for us all. Jane was also deeply interested in healthy eating and nutrition. This began in the second grade when a doctor advised her to simply change what she ate to get over dizzy spells. Jane’s interest in alternative health options grew and she became a colon therapist assisting to restore health to scores of people. Client testimonies not only reflected the benefits of improved physical health, but also stories of being spiritually uplifted by sessions with her. Not only did she enjoy her husband's art, but in her later years her overflowing delight was in God’s artful creation. It is hard to imagine that anyone enjoyed flowers, clouds, trees, sunshine and vast landscapes as much as Jane. Her joyful prolonged expressions of amazement and awe every time she saw them made everyone around her also smile and laugh with appreciation and gratitude for nature's beauty. Jane's late husband, Bennett, passed away 4 months prior after 73 wonderful years of marriage.
Jane is survived by Daughter, Carol Andrews of Lafayette GA; Sons, Ross (Pamela) Andrews of Ringgold GA; David (Mary Beth) Andrews of Hamilton, VA; Tim (Terry) Andrews of Arusha, Tanzania; Tom Andrews of San Diego, CA; Grandchildren, Regina (Matthew) Downing of Decorah, IA; Josh (Lacey) Andrews of Avondale Estates, GA; Paige Lee of Branson, MO; David Andrews Jr. of Brooklyn, NY; Elizabeth (Tim) Han of Fairfax, VA; Joseph (Dinty) Andrews of West Hollywood, CA; Richard Andrews of Arusha, Tanzania; Great Grandchildren: Simone and Charles Downing, Hattie and Oliver Andrews; Fiona Han; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and their families.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial service to be held 10 a.m. Saturday, (to be determined) at Woodstation United Methodist Church, 13198 Alabama Hwy, Ringgold, GA 30736. The formal service will be followed by refreshments in the fellowship hall.
The family would like to thank Pruitt Health Shepherd Hills Nursing home staff for their amazing love and attentive care of Jane.
Memorial Donations may be made to CHILDREN IN CHRIST, https://childrenic.org/, a ministry to African children founded by Terry Andrews.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.
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