OBITUARY

Emma Jane Ganter

October 1, 1917April 5, 2019
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Emma Jane Ganter, died at 101 years of age. She was born at home in Platter, Oklahoma on October 1, 1917. She passed away peacefully April 5, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. The only child of Alfred Tennison and Minnie Hock Hornback, Jane, as she was known to all, was raised in Denison, Texas. She graduated from St. Xavier’s Academy and went to Finishing and Business school where she learned to be a Comptometer. She married Bertin Cornelius Ganter on January 27, 1938 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Denison, Texas. Jane and Bertin finally settled in Dallas, Texas where they were one of the founding members of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church. Jane was an active member of the Altar Society and Women’s Circle for many years. She watched over twelve of her children as they attended St. Bernard School, Don and Lewis graduated from Jesuit while Paul, John, Mary Jane, Martha, Elaine, Robert, Thomas, James, Eloise and Kevin attended Bishop Lynch High School.

Jane is preceded in death by her husband, Bertin; son, Don Ganter; infant, Martha; and daughter-in-law, Mary Ganter. She is survived by her children, Lewis and wife Sonia, Paul, John and wife Mary Joan, Mary Jane Shannon and husband Al, Martha Manley and husband Norman, Elaine, Robert and wife Liz, Thomas, James and wife Kevan, Eloise, Kevin and wife Michelle, and daughter-in-law, Angela Ganter; grandchildren, Jennifer Ganter, Katie and husband Tom Jackson, Jackie Ganter, Kristie Gardner and husband Brett, Gretchen Schell and husband David, Mari Thompson, Carl Ganter and wife Julie, Diane Pike and husband Brian, Nick Ganter and wife Shanna, Chris Ganter and wife Laura, Ben Ganter and wife Camille, Greg Ganter and wife Lindsey, Lisa Rocha and husband Jonathan, Andrew Shannon and wife Sara, Erica McDonald and husband Mark, Chad Manley, Adam Manley and wife Angel, Drs. Stephanie Briggs and husband Jeff, Michael Ganter and wife Michelle, April Bittenbender and husband Toby, Robert Ganter and wife Rachel, Samantha Ganter, John Ganter, Julie Wren and husband Kyle, Allison Ganter and Emily Ganter; great-grandchildren; Jax and Meyer MacDonald, Ali, Blake, Addison and Bailey Jackson, Brittany Roberts and husband Reese, Amber Kemp and husband Landry, Adrienne Dotter and husband Jaqup, Madison Thomas and husband Brad, Samantha Schell, River and Sadie Thompson Vance, Tyler and William Ganter, Gabe and Rowan Ganter, Ava Ganter, Taylor, Alexa, and Rylee Ganter, Cade, Cole and Reese Ganter, Levi, Ethan and Jason Rocha, Jacob, Norah and Liam Shannon, Peyton, Hayley, Tyler and Ryan McDonald, Finley Ganter; and great-great-grandchildren, Jason and Emma Jane Dotter and Avery Mauldin.

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  • Jane is preceded in death by her husband, Bertin; son, Don Ganter; infant, Martha; and daughter-in-law, Mary Ganter. She is survived by her children, Lewis and wife Sonia, Paul, John and wife Mary Joan, Mary Jane Shannon and husband Al, Martha Manley and husband Norman, Elaine, Robert and wife Liz, Thomas, James and wife Kevan, Eloise, Kevin and wife Michelle, and daughter-in-law, Angela Ganter; grandchildren, Jennifer Ganter, Katie and husband Tom Jackson, Jackie Ganter, Kristie Gardner and husband Brett, Gretchen Schell and husband David, Mari Thompson, Carl Ganter and wife Julie, Diane Pike and husband Brian, Nick Ganter and wife Shanna, Chris Ganter and wife Laura, Ben Ganter and wife Camille, Greg Ganter and wife Lindsey, Lisa Rocha and husband Jonathan, Andrew Shannon and wife Sara, Erica McDonald and husband Mark, Chad Manley, Adam Manley and wife Angel, Drs. Stephanie Briggs and husband Jeff, Michael Ganter and wife Michelle, April Bittenbender and husband Toby, Robert Ganter and wife Rachel, Samantha Ganter, John Ganter, Julie Wren and husband Kyle, Allison Ganter and Emily Ganter; great-grandchildren; Jax and Meyer MacDonald, Ali, Blake, Addison and Bailey Jackson, Brittany Roberts and husband Reese, Amber Kemp and husband Landry, Adrienne Dotter and husband Jaqup, Madison Thomas and husband Brad, Samantha Schell, River and Sadie Thompson Vance, Tyler and William Ganter, Gabe and Rowan Ganter, Ava Ganter, Taylor, Alexa, and Rylee Ganter, Cade, Cole and Reese Ganter, Levi, Ethan and Jason Rocha, Jacob, Norah and Liam Shannon, Peyton, Hayley, Tyler and Ryan McDonald, Finley Ganter; and great-great-grandchildren, Jason and Emma Jane Dotter and Avery Mauldin.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Rosary Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Entombment Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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Emma Jane Ganter

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Gail Ugarte

April 10, 2019

To Lew and everyone,
Your beautiful Mother will be missed by all. All the years that I knew her she always had such a gracious smile on her face and was so kind. Keep the memory of her close to your heart.

Love to all.
Gail Ugarte

marissa cullivan

April 9, 2019

Elane, Eloise, my best to you and your family and deepest condolences. God provides the strength and courage to get through difficult times. Find comfort in knowing He with your mom's guardian angel welcomed her through the heavenly gates. My memory will be, they picked her up on a motorcycle like the one on the birthday card you had for me that October when we were all celebrating - October birthdays- that lady on the motorcycle looked just like your mom. All life's best, my love and prayers marissa

Leona Heraty

April 8, 2019

Dear Kevin,

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Mom. I will keep her and your family in my thoughts and prayers. She is in Heaven with your Dad and our dear Lord. God bless you and your Mom and Dad and family.

Sincerely,

Leona Haverkamp Heraty, BL Class of 1983, and Steve Heraty, Jesuit Class of 1978

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