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Alice Jane O'Brien

May 4, 1928May 5, 2020

Alice Jane O’Brien (nee Kirkman), a long-time resident of Southampton, PA, was called home to her Lord and Savior on May 5th, 2020. Jane, as everyone knew her, was born to William and Emily Kirkman on May 4th, 1928 in Frankford, Philadelphia.

She graduated from Frankford High and continued her studies to receive an RN and BS in Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania in 1950. Shortly after graduation from Penn she worked as a staff nurse at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut. In 1951 she joined the US Army during the Korean War. She was stationed at Fitzsimons Army Hospital near Denver, Colorado where she cared for tuberculosis patients.

In 1955 she married Raymond V. O’Brien and raised three boys in Churchville while working part time as an obstetric nurse at Frankford Hospital. Jane was also an original member of The Episcopal Church of the Redemption in Southampton. After the untimely passing of her husband Ray, she became a full time school nurse in the Neshaminy School District in 1969 from which she retired in 1993.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by brother, William Kirkman III. Jane is survived by her sons and daughter-in-laws, Ray and Karen (nee Waeltz) O’Brien of Warminster, Scott and Sharon (nee Rishel) O’Brien of New Cumberland, and David and Patricia (nee Conley) O’Brien of Holland, Michigan. She is also survived by her granddaughters Jennifer Eisele (Erik) of San Salvador, Stefanie O’Brien of Warminster, and Emily O’Brien of Holland, MI, as well as three great granddaughters, Sophia Eisele, Annaliese Eisele, and Helena Eisele all of San Salvador, a cousin John Lynford Rhodes of Southampton and many nieces, nephews and other relatives throughout the US.

Jane will always be remembered for her mental strength, positive attitude, her love of travel and adventure, dry sense of humor, loving nature to her family and friends and dedication to the Lord.

A memorial service will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Redemption in Southampton PA.


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