Jane Anne Luther

jane luther

February 6, 1932 ~ October 14, 2017

Resided in: Swannanoa, North Carolina

Jane Anne Luther, 85, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Laurels of Greentree Ridge. Born in Asheville, Miss Luther was a daughter of the late Christian Philetus and Jane Gerstell Mitchell Luther. She received her B.A. in Education from UNC-A and her Master’s degree from Western Carolina University. She served 30 years as an educator in the Buncombe County School System as teacher, counselor and Assistant Principal. She was a former member of the American Legion, the Rhododendron Club, and the UDC, and served on Lee Edwards Class reunion committees. She volunteered at Mission Hospital and the Buncombe County Literacy Council. She was a long-time member of Abernethy United Methodist Church. Surviving are her God-daughter, Jane Leigh Kaiser, as well as “thousands of students who have touched my life.” Memorial donations may be made to Abernethy United Methodist Church, 1418 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC 28806, or to MANNA FoodBank, 627 Swannanoa River Rd., Asheville, NC 28805. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting with the arrangements.

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  1. Ms. Kaiser and other friends and family of Jane Anne, You have my sincerest sympathy in the death of Jane Anne. During Jane Anne’s elementary and high school years she was a friend and West Asheville friend of my sister, Joan Jones (now also deceased) and I was the younger sister who ‘pestered’ them and liked to be around them in those youthful years. We moved away after my sister’s high school years and lost touch with her but was proud of her accomplishments in the educational world. She lived well and accomplished much in her lifetime!

  2. RIP Jane Anne. I worked with her at the U.S. Forest Service before she began her education career. She was a very intelligent and career oriented lady and was successful as a result. I really enjoyed her Letters to the Editors over the years! My sympathies to all those who loved her and whose lives she touched. God’s Peace be with you.

  3. So sorry to hear Jane Anne has passed away. We talked this past summer. Had no idea she was at the Laurels. Jane she talked about you alot. She will be missed.

  4. I was so blessed to know Jane Luther. She was a wonderful role model; she will be missed. People in education know they just don’t make people like her anymore.

  5. So surprised and saddened to hear this.(11/14/17)
    Jane Anne was family and we always enjoyed our visits.
    Assuming this was very private for some reason.
    Where is Piccolo Pockets?

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