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Jane Glander

Jane Glander, age 78, of West Alexandria, OH passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at her residence. She was born October 21, 1942 in Dayton, OH to the late Earl and Arlene Focht. She enjoyed traveling, bingo, and most of all, her family.  She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jesse Glander of West Alexandria; son Clay (Rachel) Glander of West Alexandria; daughter Cheryl (Ray) Waldeck of West Alexandria; daughter Cathy (Luis) MacLean of Grass Lake, MI; grandchildren: Brittany (Josh) Jaques, Christy Glander, Daniel Glander, Jillian Glander, and Kelly Glander; brothers Earl (Margie) Focht and Larry (Anne) Focht; sister Janet Focht; and several nieces and nephews.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Fairview Cemetery in West Alexandria, OH.  Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria OH is assisting with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, cards to the family would be appreciated.  Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindloffzimmerman.com.


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Sad to think this wonderful neighbor and friend is no longer among us. One of my favorite memories is of Jane and I picking pie cherries from the top of the Glander cherry trees. And how did we get up so high? Jesse lifted us both up in the loaders bucket. Such a fun time! Also I remember days of hard work and good company clearing a tree line on their farm. Im thankful for the wood that kept us warm all winter, and for the years of friendship and the ready welcome Jane and Jesse always extended. God bless the family and all who are missing this wonderful, generous and caring woman of faith.

Brenda (Mason) Gant Dec 25 2020 12:00 AM

Jesse and family so sorry to hear of your great loss, EJ as one of the special people, having first met her attending church in Enterpise in 1954. Yes we lost our close connection with my movement to Texas, but Jesse and EJ have always been special. May God's blessing be on all of you.

Harold Yost Dec 22 2020 12:00 AM

Do sorry to hear about Jane. She always had a smile on her face

Don and Liz Smith Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM

It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we feel the loss of our dear sister and sister-in-law, who had such a vibrant and determined personality. As her brother, I have many memories of our time together. During my teenage years, I remember staying up late waiting for Jesse and EJ to come home from their date to share their pizza with me. I spent many summers on your farm, learning to drive a tractor, truck and car; to bale hay and to experience the very hard work of a farmers life. After Margie and I were married, one of our fond memories was the blessing to have EJ serve as Lindsays godmother. Emma Jane and Jesse also made it a priority to be present at Heather, Lindsay and Kristins weddings and continued to remember our grandchildren in very special ways. EJ indeed valued family time, especially at our Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations, where she was known to bake the BEST buttermilk, sugar and chocolate chip cookies! She was always a loving and supportive daughter to Mom Focht, especially after the death of our father.
We will miss her dearly, always cherish our time together and have faith in God that now, He will care for her!
Love to all,
Earl and Margie

Earl Focht Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Jesse and Family - So heartbroken hearing the news and grieving the loss of Aunt EJ. I have such fond memories and she will be truly missed. Deepest symphony and peace be with you in this time of loss. Love - Jon, Lindsay, Sarah, Ben

Lindsay Lantz Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

Cheryl, my heart breaks for you and your family for the loss of your dear mom. Praying that loving memories of her strengthen you and ease your pain. Know that her spirit remains with you and that someday you will be together again.

Debi Lankford Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

This was so unexpected and I can't believe this is happening. It breaks my heart in so many ways. I miss you so much grandma. You have always been there for me my whole life. You were an amazing loving person. It's going to be hard knowing I can't just call you or come see you. I was hoping to have a lot more years to spend with you but everyday isn't promised and I know your in a better place. I will always love you

Brittany Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

Uncle Jesse, Clay, Cheryl, Cathy and families - we are so saddened by the loss of Aunt EJ. Our hearts are breaking for you all as you mourn the loss of a wonderful, selfless wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and great aunt. I know she is smiling down on us from heaven with grandma and grandpa Focht, with her warm smile, open arms, and kind heart. I hope through your grieving you are able to reflect on all of your wonderful memories including washing dishes at Grandma's after Thanksgiving dinner, trading Xmas lists while eating homemade pies, sneaking more and more of Aunt EJs famous buttermilk and choc chip cookies, and our annual Xmas gift exchange. Sending hugs from Columbus. Love to all! Heather, John and boys

Heather Petzinger Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jane Glander

Jean Dawson38 Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

Jesse, Sorry to hear that your dear Jane has died. I did not know her well but trust that she was a wonderful wife and Mother. I send my prayers for you and your family.

Nancy Hittle Lay Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM

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