Jane Pennell McIntosh

September 24, 1933March 25, 2018

Jane Pennell McIntosh, 84, of Bloomington died March 25, 2018. Born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She was the daughter of Charles Daniel Pennell and Catherine Parkhurst Pennell of Van Wert, Ohio. She graduated in 1951 from Van Wert High School and received B.S. and Masters degrees from Indiana University.

Jane McIntosh worked for the Parks and Recreation Department of Bloomington then became an Academic Advisor for Indiana University, where she worked for many years. McIntosh was an active member of the Chi Omega Sorority and held many offices including serving on the Board of Theta Beta. She was an active member of Psi Iota Xi, a philanthropic sorority, as well as Pi Lambda Theta and Delta Kappa Gamma, each educational organizations. Jane served in both the PEO Chapter EE and Argonauts Clubs of Bloomington. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Bloomington DAR Chapter. She was a strong supporter of the Arts and enjoyed many productions with her husband of 63 years, Jerry McIntosh, who proceeded her in death on February 19, 2018.

Survivors include her son Kevin D. McIntosh and family of Johnson County and lovely daughter, Erin Jane McIntosh of Fishers, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at the First Christian Church, 205 E Kirkwood Ave, on Friday, April 6th at 1:00 pm. Arrangements are under the direction of Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bloomington Parks Foundation "Memo Scholarship Fund", P.O. Box 3351, Bloomington, IN 47402, or Theta Beta of Chi Omega Foundation, Inc., 7608 Deer Way, Indianapolis, IN 46236.


  • Funeral Service Friday, April 6, 2018

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Sarah (Sally) Bruner

March 29, 2018

Jane and Jerry were great and good friends since university days here at IU. Later, we shared membership in IU and Bloomington organizations. I will always remember the smiles and laughter which accompanied sharing news of events here and about people we had known Forever!
This is the end of an era...

Jim Inman

March 29, 2018

To Jane's Family...

You would not know me, but I have fond memories of Jane. In the 1990's I worked at Williams Jewelry in downtown Bloomington, and I remember Jane coming in regularly as a customer. She had such a sweet personality - kind, thoughtful, engaging and considerate - and she always took an extra moment to speak with me. Her kindness was something I appreciated.

I remember her once looking for a certain type of spoon - one with a little hook on the back - and she couldn't find it anywhere. I suggested a little junk/antique store in Clear Creek ("Aunt Janes," I think it was called). A few days later Jane called me and was so excited to have found that spoon - you would have thought it was a winning lottery ticket!

Please know your family is in my thoughts, and that I - and many others - will always smile when we think of Jane.

Jim Inman, Jr.
Bloomington, IN

Greg Peters

March 28, 2018

Dear Kevin and Erin,

Kathy and I are so very to hear of your loss. We were away from campus in February and missed the news of your father. He was a special friend - we had many, many great racquetball matches years ago. As you may be aware Jerry and I were early members, even founders of the IU Education "TTT" program. (Teachers Training Teachers). Jane graciously made dinner for this group on several occasions. I will always have fond memories of each of them.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you both at this time. Take good care of each other - God Bless you both.

Greg & Kathy Peters

Dale Johnson

March 27, 2018

Dear Kevin and Erin,
I so saddened by the passing of your Mother and Father, they both were very generous and caring, I remember your Mother making our BHSN diving robes, It was a honor to receive that garment and I wore it with pride, may God comfort your families.
Dale Johnson

Patrick & Phyllis Jean McIntosh

March 26, 2018

How blessed we were to have Aunt Jane in our lives! No matter what Aunt Jane was going through she never forget Patrick's Happy Birthday 🎂 on St. Patrick's Day, she always sent him a beautiful card from her and Uncle Jerry! They were such a blessing and a Rock for me when our beloved, Patrick, went Home to be with the LORD on 12-02-17. Since then we McIntosh's have lost Margaret McIntosh, then our beloved Jerry McIntosh and now our beautiful and beloved Jane McIntosh. So many losses in four months is too much to bare. But we know Jane & Jerry and Patrick & Jack & Margaret are dancing on the streets of Gold in Heaven with our Heavenly FATHER and LORD & SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST! We miss you so Aunt Jane & Uncle Jerry . Our thoughts and prayers are with Erin & Kevin and Jane & Jerry McIntosh as numerous as the stars 💕