G. Jane Inks, 77, of Irwin, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022. She was born on October 6, 1944, in Gallitzin, PA to Ralph and Genevieve Ratchford and was the last of eight children all of whom preceded her in death. Married to Rev. Paul Inks on July 28, 1962. Jane passed just 2 weeks shy of their 60th anniversary. They have two children – Karen (Scott) Casturo of North Canton, OH and Keith (Marcy) Inks of Waterford, PA. She was the grandmother of eight: Chelsey (Brice) Burner, Scott (Caroline) Casturo, Ashton (Kevin) Crowl, Tiffany (Brock) Himmelheber, Jessica (Joseph) McIntire, Casey (Tyler) Alexander, Jacob Inks and Callie Inks; and eleven great grandchildren.
Active in Christian life and ministry; She was the organist in her home church for several years, an accomplished pianist, choir member in several churches, led children’s choirs, rang bells in bell choirs, taught third and fourth grade Sunday School classes, did clown ministry, was a Bible school teacher / leader, served on the conference family ministry team, was on the District Committee on Superintendency, and served on the Meals on Wheels Board in the 1970’s. Jane was a den mother for Cub Scouts, loved gardening and bird watching. She enjoyed artwork, ceramics and doing cross-stitching spending countless hours creating beautiful quilts and Christmas stockings for all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Thanks to the nurses, doctors and staff on 2AB at Westmoreland Hospital who were very compassionate and kind during her stay. They all said she was a favorite patient because she was so friendly and kind to everyone. Which is no surprise because everyone who knew her felt the same way about this loving woman.
Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm, Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. The funeral service will be at Circleville United Methodist Church at 11 AM on Thursday. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com