November 5, 1949May 18, 2020

Jane Catron, 70, of Russiaville, IN passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020. She was born on November 5, 1949 in Indianapolis, IN the adopted daughter of Dr. Paul Phillip and Betty Jane (Kern) VanKirk. She married Keith Catron who survives.

Jane graduated from Frankfort High School in 1967. She was a member of the Oakland Christian Church in Russiaville, IN. She was a lifetime homemaker and loved crafting and donating to Samaritan Purse. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren meant the world to her. Jane enjoyed sponsoring children in third world countries. Her favorite past time was bargain shopping.

Surviving relatives include her husband Keith Catron of Russiaville, IN; three daughters, Michelle Lynn Layman (Greg) of VanBuren, IN; Melissa Diane Shaw (Glen) of Burnettsville, IN; Melanie Dawn Ford of Fishers, IN; grandchildren, Elise Gillihan (Zach); Kevin Layman (Selena); Alexander Layman; Jaden Layman; Hayden Layman; Caleb Layman; Dean Shaw; Audrey Shaw; Braxton Ford; Cassandra Ford; great grandchildren; Brody Gillihan; Oakley Gillihan; Kassandra Gillihan; Rebecca Gillihan; JD Gillihan; Ada Layman; brother, John Steele VanKirk of Maui, HI.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Robert Michael Catron; sister, Janet Carter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607

Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home 2097 West Alto Road, Kokomo, IN is assisting the family with a private funeral services. Public visitation will be on Friday, May 22, 2020 from 12:30 PM until 2:30 PM at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.


  • Samaritan's Purse


  • Public Visitation

    Friday, May 22, 2020



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Michelle Layman

May 21, 2020

I am devastated to have lost you! I know I would never have been ready, but, I thought I had more time with you. I miss you and will love you forever, Mom!

Martiee (Bruce) Vannatta

May 20, 2020

Sending, prayer, love and comfort to Jane's family! Jane and I graduated together. She was always very kind. Martha (Bruce) Vannatta

Melanie Ford

May 19, 2020

I love you so much and will miss you terribly! Thank you for everything you did for me and my kids! I’m so thankful you are now at peace and pain free!!


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