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D. Jane Fitzgerald

d. November 18, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.

Friday, November 21, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy - pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Aaron Fitzgerald, Ryan Fitzgerald, Dean Arnett, Neil Jarvis, Alan Jarvis and Joe Salois. Honorary pallbearers: Wade Belts and Joe Bahr.

Dorothy Jane (Wanstreet) Fitzgerald passed away at 1:55 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Jane was a 1939 Vandalia High School graduate. She also received her bachelor of science degree in education from then, Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma. In 1945 she married John Fitzgerald upon his return from Italy after being wounded during World War II. Jane taught civics and history in the Warrenton schools while John attended St. Louis School of Pharmacy. Later she taught at Van-Far High School for over 15 years, teaching civics and French. Jane took two groups of French students to Europe to study and travel in France, England, Italy, Greece and Austria. She was a member of and active in the First Baptist Church in Vandalia, AAUW and PEO, serving in several positions including president. Jane was also active in the Audrain County Republican organization. She enjoyed travel, reading, golf, playing bridge, ceramics, quilting and needlepoint.

Born: August 13, 1921 in Mexico, Missouri the daughter of Joseph John and Esther Leah (Rodhouse) Wanstreet.

Married: John L. Fitzgerald in Warrenton, Missouri on February 4, 1945; he survives at the home.

Survivors include: husband, John of Vandalia; two sons: Mike and wife, Janelle Fitzgerald of Lake Winnebago, Missouri; Pat and wife, Barbara Fitzgerald of Columbia, Missouri; one daughter, Molly and husband, Dean Arnett of Springdale, Arkansas; two grandsons: Ryan Fitzgerald of Kansas City and Aaron Fitzgerald of Lee's Summit, Missouri; three granddaughters: Allyson and husband, Josh Sebolt of Raymore, Missouri; Sarah and Alexis Arnett, both of Springdale, Arkansas; one great-grandson: Timothy Sebolt and Timmy's brother who is due December 1, 2008.

Preceded in death by: parents and one sister, Mary Jarvis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the First Baptist Church of Vandalia or the American Cancer Society.

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