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OBITUARY

Jane Ann Everitt

March 27, 1933June 16, 2020

Jane Ann Everitt, 87, died on Tuesday, June 16, in Indianapolis. She was born in Indianapolis on March 27, 1933, to the late Marietta Garriott Everitt and Robert Weldon Everitt. The second of four children, she grew up in Scottsburg, Indiana, with her three brothers, surrounded by a large extended family, and graduated from Scottsburg High School with the Class of 1951.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, where she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority, Jane taught at Lincoln Elementary School in Columbus, Indiana, before returning to Bloomington to complete a master’s degree. Relocating to Miami, Florida, in 1958, she served for three years as a counselor in the office of the Dean of Women at the University of Miami before returning to the public schools as a counselor at West Miami Middle and Palmetto Senior High Schools. She joined the faculty at a new school, South Miami Senior High, in 1971 and served there until her retirement in 1995. Among her greatest joys in retirement was staying in touch with her former students and colleagues at South Miami.

Jane was a 6th generation Hoosier as evidenced by her love of basketball. She delighted in following the exploits of her beloved Indiana Hoosiers even from the far reaches of coastal South Florida.

Survivors include friend Eveleen Lorton of Miami; brothers Robert H. Everitt of Indianapolis and Thomas E. Everitt of Kansas City, MO; nieces Sandy Meltzer of Shelbyville, IN, Cindy King of Powell, OH, Shari Donnelly of Columbus, IN, Margot Everitt of Indianapolis, and Leslie Wininger of Racine, WI; nephews David Everitt of Los Angeles, Judson Everitt of Warsaw, IN, and Clark Everitt, Washington, DC; six grandnephews, four grandnieces and three great grandnieces; and countless friends, former students and colleagues. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, William M. Everitt, and grandnephew Zane Meltzer.

Graveside services will be held at Scottsburg Cemetery at 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 25 with Social distancing and face masks are requested. George Ross,Teaching Pastor at Northside Christian Church.

In 2008, to honor her parents, Jane established the “Robert W. and Marietta G. Everitt Scholarship Fund” to benefit students in the School of Education at Indiana University. Memorial gifts to the fund may be sent to IU Foundation, PO Box 6460, Indianapolis, IN 46206.

Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel (Indianapolis, Indiana) assisting with arrangements. To share a memory, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

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John Branstetter

June 22, 2020

I met Jane Everitt in l972 when I left Indiana to teach at South Miami Senior High. I was lonely in my new life, but as soon as I met Jane I quickly had a new friend...fellow Hoosiers you know. What a great lady, and what a kind soul...she will always be in my heart. Those of us who knew her were made better people by her presence.

Susan Sponnoble

June 21, 2020

Remembering and honoring Jane as a Delta Zeta sorority sister and a much-loved advisor to the Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Zeta sorority at the University of Miami. Thank you, Jane, for your unfailing confidence in all of us.

Sue Sponnoble

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Biography

Jane Ann Everitt, 87, died on Tuesday, June 16, in Indianapolis. She was born in Indianapolis on March 27, 1933, to the late Marietta Garriott Everitt and Robert Weldon Everitt. The second of four children, she grew up in Scottsburg, Indiana, with her three brothers, surrounded by a large extended family, and graduated from Scottsburg High School with the Class of 1951.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, where she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority, Jane taught at Lincoln Elementary School in Columbus, Indiana, before returning to Bloomington to complete a master’s degree. Relocating to Miami, Florida, in 1958, she served for three years as a counselor in the office of the Dean of Women at the University of Miami before returning to the public schools as a counselor at West Miami Middle and Palmetto Senior High Schools. She joined the faculty at a new school, South Miami Senior High, in 1971 and served there until her retirement in 1995. Among her greatest joys in retirement was staying in touch with her former students and colleagues at South Miami.

Jane was a 6th generation Hoosier as evidenced by her love of basketball. She delighted in following the exploits of her beloved Indiana Hoosiers even from the far reaches of coastal South Florida.

Survivors include friend Eveleen Lorton of Miami; brothers Robert H. Everitt of Indianapolis and Thomas E. Everitt of Kansas City, MO; nieces Sandy Meltzer of Shelbyville, IN, Cindy King of Powell, OH, Shari Donnelly of Columbus, IN, Margot Everitt of Indianapolis, and Leslie Wininger of Racine, WI; nephews David Everitt of Los Angeles, Judson Everitt of Warsaw, IN, and Clark Everitt, Washington, DC; six grandnephews, four grandnieces and three great grandnieces; and countless friends, former students and colleagues. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, William M. Everitt, and grandnephew Zane Meltzer.

Graveside services will be held at Scottsburg Cemetery at 1:00 pm on Thursday, June 25. Social distancing and face masks are requested.

In 2008, to honor her parents, Jane established the “Robert W. and Marietta G. Everitt Scholarship Fund” to benefit students in the School of Education at Indiana University. Memorial gifts to the fund may be sent to IU Foundation, PO Box 6460, Indianapolis, IN 46206.

Leppert Mortuary – Nora Chapel (Indianapolis, Indiana) assisting with arrangements. To share a memory, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.