Jane Bird Whiteside

June 1, 1938October 7, 2020

Loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Jane Bird Vermillion Whiteside (82), died on October 7, 2020. Born June 1, 1938 to Martha Bird & Jim Wiley, Jane was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts. She attended Middlebury College in Vermont with a degree in education. Jane was the mother to three children, Scot Vermillion (Peggy), Drew Vermillion (Margaret), and Wendy Vermillion Midkiff (Eric), doting Mimi to 7 grandchildren, and devoted wife of 27 years to Richard Whiteside. Jane was never one to miss a social event. She had a love of cooking, organizing, decorating, and entertaining. She never met a stranger. Jane was known for her positive nature, relentless encouragement, and her genuine love for her friends and family. She was a wonderful Mother who showered her kids with love, hope and perseverance. As she loved to say to her kids, "I'm sending up the good waves". Jane was a unique and beautiful person who made the world a better place, and all those who surrounded her, more caring, optimistic, and grateful. Her positive attitude and constant smile will be missed but never forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Dementia Society of America, POB # 600, Doylestown, PA, 18901


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Don and Shelley Nelson

October 12, 2020

We are so saddened to hear of Jane's passing. What wonderful memories we have of our short time in Columbia. We were blessed to befriend Jane and Richard. Whether golfing, enjoying cocktails, going out to dinner or lunch or enjoying one of her social gatherings. We have great memories of our group trip to Italy that we will always cherish. Sadly, we lost contact in our move to the midwest, but, we will never forget Miss Jane. Our thoughts and prayers are with Richard and Jane's family.
May she rest in peace, Don and Shelley Nelson

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