Jane Ann (Wehrle) Spencer

April 10, 1940 ~ August 5, 2022 (age 82)


Jane Ann (Wehrle) Spencer, 82, of Punxsutawney, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born in Punxsutawney on April 10, 1940, a daughter of the late Francis Eugene “Pete” Wehrle and Estella Grace (Huey) Wehrle.                                                                                                                                                                                 

Following high school, Jane continued her education in the field of Psychology. 

On May 10, 1962, she married her teenage sweetheart, William Harrison Spencer.  The two were inseparable and enjoyed sixty years together and raised three wonderful daughters.

Jane Ann and her husband Bill owned and operated Sycamore Apartments for many years.

She loved people and had a huge heart for helping others and particularly those who needed it most.  She was a true advocate of kindness and humanity.  She volunteered many hours helping others find housing, services and basic needs to improve their lives.  Through the years she touched many lives, and there were many who touched her life in turn.  She was a selfless, incredible woman.  Her compassionate heart included a love for all of God’s creatures.

Her interests were traveling all over the world to include Italy, France, and Ireland to name a few. She loved gardening, canning, and was a cookbook connoisseur.  Jane was naturally talented as an artist, a photographer, a writer, and guitar and piano player.  She enjoyed her life, her gifts of talent and the compassionate heart she was given.

She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Barbara Alexander and Nancy Johnson.

In addition to her husband Bill, she is survived by three daughters, Julie Spencer-Banks and husband Michael of Sharpsburg, Georgia, Susan DeCourcy and husband Ken of Dallas, Georgia and Tricia Spencer-Babco and husband Scott of Punxsutawney;  eight grandchildren, Lauren DeCourcy, Lakin DeCourcy-Robinson, Natasha Vaughn, Danielle Reitz, Meagan DeCourcy, Lucas DeCourcy, Chelsea Babco-Dallas and Parker Babco; eight great grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Roger Alexander of Texas and Michael Johnson of Virginia.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no visitation.  Arrangements entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

She will be interred at the American Legion Memorial Plot near Circle Hill Cemetery, Bell Township.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice.  Jane was a huge supporter of many wonderful causes over the years.






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