Our beloved mom, Jane Theresa Prince, 91, passed into the loving embrace of Our Lord and Savior on August 3.
She was preceded in death by her adored husband, Gordon, whose life-long interest in flying she supported to the extent that she earned her own private, instrument, and commercial pilots' licenses. Between the two of them, their shared love of flying took them all over the country including the annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin as well as numerous other air shows. Mom was a member of the Ninety-Nines, a women's flying club. In addition, she was the consummate gardener whose gardens were a source of awe for so many. Mom also loved walking, sewing, cooking, and baking. While having four young children to care for, she worked tirelessly alongside Dad as he built custom homes and apartments. Morn embodied sweetness and, to the end of her days, had a smile that would light up a room. Mom's most significant legacy, however, will always be her devotion to family.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Cynthia (John) Ludlum; her sons, Barry (Linda) Prince, Jack (Paulette) Prince, and Robert Prince; her seven grandchildren, Chloe (Renee) Prince; Laura Prince; Scott and Sarah Miller: Jaclyn (Mike) Swyt; Jennifer (Ryan) Nolan; & Julie (Justin) Lafferty; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
The third youngest--and last surviving--of 10 children born on June 2, 1927 to the late Mary (Glassner) and Aloysius Armbruster, Mom was a native of Akron, Ohio and spent most of her life there. While attending St. Mary High School, Mom worked at Goodyear Aircraft escorting visiting World War II military VIPs. She met Gordon while he was home on leave during World War II from the Army Air Corps where he was a flight instructor. Within three weeks, she knew he was The One.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, August 11 from 12Noon to 2:00 PM at the Anthony Funeral Home, Green Chapel, 4178 Massillon Road, Uniontown, Ohio 44685. A celebration of life will immediately follow, beginning at 2PM at the funeral home. A private interment at Holy Cross Cemetery will occur at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please take time to hug and kiss your family.
Our family extends a special thanks to the staff at The Glen, Danbury Parkside Senior Living, Westerville, Ohio and to Cindy Gay, and Penny Gillett from Capital City Hospice for their comfort and genuine care of Morn and our family.