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Jane B. (Upton) LaKari

March 1, 1928 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 92)


Jane B. LaKari, 92, of Oil City, PA., died at 7:30 A.M. Friday Dec. 18, 2020 at her home.

Born March 1, 1928 in Erie, PA., she was the daughter of the late Ernest & Ida Johnson Upton.

Jane was a graduate of Millcreek High School.

She married William L. LaKari on Nov. 26, 1947 and he preceded her in death on June 9, 2003.

Jane had worked at Sylvania in Pleasantville for over twenty years.

She was a member of the Belles Lettres Club and was a former past president of the Cranberry Lioness Club.

She enjoyed playing Bridge and gardening and her Yorkie, Buddy.

She is survived by three children

David R. LaKari & his wife Kathy of Oil City

Christine A. Fillgrove of Oil City

Lori R. Ochs of Oil City

three grandchildren

John Henry LaKari of Oil City

Bridget Ochs & her companion Dan Mohnkern of Oil City

Lucas Ochs & his wife Lynn of Oil City

several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren also survive.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson Matthew Keener and two sisters Helen Becker and Virginia Smith

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Funeral Services will take place at the convenience of the family with interment at Brandon cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Amedisys Foundation 3854 American Way Suite A Baton Rouge, LA 70816 or to the Belles Lettres Club 405 w. First St. Oil City, PA. 16301

The family would like to gratefully thank the Asera Care Hospice crew that took such wonderful care of Jane in her final days.

The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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