May 31, 1921 – May 12, 2018
Almyria Jane Whitehead, age 96, was born in Canada where she lived with her parents, Clair and Grace Hanna, in North Bay, Ontario. Her father built the log cabin they lived in. At age 13, she was sent to Bowling Green, Ohio to live with her grandmother, aunt & uncle so she could go to school in the U.S. Before coming to the U.S., she took British Correspondence Lessons because it was too far to go to school. Jane graduated in 1941 from Bowling Green, Ohio high school. She joined the Civil Service & worked in Dayton, Ohio, Philadelphia, & Okinawa. In 1944, she married David A. Nelson of Philadelphia & had two children, Grace J. Nelson & John D. Nelson. She traveled extensively during his duty with the Air Force. She was also a Red Cross nurse’s aid & worked in military hospitals for ten years. In 1979, she married Dr. Raymond N. Whitehead of Bowling Green, Ohio. Both husbands are deceased. Jane loved traveling & living in foreign countries; Germany, France, Okinawa & Japan by way of the Air Force. Her hobby was traveling & she toured in 143 countries. She is survived by her daughter, Grace (Eric), son, John (Elaine), grandsons, David & Daniel Nelson, & great grandsons, Zane & Aiden Nelson, her best & dear friend & traveling companion, June Tillson, & her dear & caring friends, Robert & Liz Beliveau. Jane was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando for more than 50 years. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital, her favorite charity, would be more than appreciated.
- Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
- Funeral Service Thursday, May 17, 2018
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May 16, 2018
The office of Orlando Eyecare was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Jane Whitehead. She was our patient, friend and greatest advocate of our office for around 50 years. Every visit was similar to a family reunion. Her life experiences and extensive travel history were always interesting and she had the ability to spread joy around the office to the doctors, staff, and other patients. We share in the loss of this great lady with her family and friends.
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