Jane Sawyer died June 21, 2018. She was born July 14, 1926, in Gardner, Kansas, the daughter of Bert and Etha (Lasley) Atwood. Jane graduated from Kansas University in 1947 with a teaching degree. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, PEO Chapter CM, and volunteered for various organizations.
On June 19, 1948, she married Gene Sawyer at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence. They were married 55 years. He died in 2004.
Jane is survived by: sister, Isobel Falkenstien (Max) of Lawrence; niece, Jane Hart of Topeka; nephew, Kurt Falkenstien (Paula Martin) of Lawrence; great-niece, Kate Falkenstien (Rich Boltizar) of Palo Alto, CA; and great-nephews, Joe Hart, Eric Hart (Amaris and their children) of Tucson, AZ.
A private family inurnment will take place at a later date in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson. Memorials may be made to the Gene and Jane Sawyer Endowment Fund (Hutchinson Community College Endowment Association), or the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hutchinson, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.