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E. Jane Perry, 86

Oct 14, 2012

E. Jane Perry

New Richland The funeral service for E. Jane Perry, of New Richland, was held Oct. 13, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church in New Richland. The Rev. Pamela Jensen officiated. Interment was in St. Peters Cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Jane Perry passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at St. Luke’s Care Center in Blue Earth. She was 86 years old.

Jane was born on July 31, 1926, in Blue Earth. The daughter of Frank and Wava (Fletcher) Dray, she attended school in Blue Earth, and after graduation, went on to complete her teacher training. On Nov. 1, 1946, she married Donald Perry in Blue Earth. Together they settled down in New Richland in 1953 where they raised three children.

Jane spent 15 years teaching in Steele County Rural Schools. She was a member of the New Richland Legion Auxiliary, and a proud member of Retired Teachers of Steele County.?She was also a very active member of the Congregational Church.

Jane is preceded in death by her husband, Don; and son-in-law, Chris Ingram.

She is survived by her children, Jon (Cheryl) Perry, of New Richland, Trudy Ingram, of Deer Park, Wash., and Merrilee “Micky” Gravenish, of Bolton, ON; grandchildren, Eric (Amanda) Gravenish, Tyler (Angela) Gravenish, Amy Ingram, Sam Ingram, Jessica (Brian) Ferg, and Lucas (Desirae) Perry; great-grandchildren, Kierstyn, Avery, Camryn, and Bradach; brothers, Daird (Lorene) Dray, of Blue Earth, and Jim (Cynthia) Dray, of Myersville, Md.; sister, Ila Beierman, of Chisago City; brother-in-law, Carlyle (Mary) Perry, of Winnebago; sisters-in-law, Audrey Larson, of Vacaville, Calif., and Irene Mayland, of Titonka, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the staff at St. Luke’s Care Center in Blue Earth for their wonderful compassion and care.