STOW - Jane Deeks, 82, passed away unexpectedly on January 9, 2020.
Born and raised in Akron, she had been a resident of Cuyahoga Falls, Stow and Hudson for many years and was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls where she sang in the Chancel Choir and generously served her church community. A resident of Laurel Lake Retirement Community for the past five years, she was deeply engaged on the Resident Council, chorus, and Welcoming Committee. Jane trained as a nurse and worked tirelessly throughout her long career, finishing as the director of the Halo Program at Akron General. Jane was known to all she met as loving, compassionate, and kind. Those of us who knew her well know that heaven has welcomed home an angel.
Preceded in death by Jim, her beloved husband of 50 years, parents Thurl and Edith Shupe and brother Bill Shupe, she will be deeply missed by her children Melissa (Steve) Matousek of Hudson, Cindy Deeks of Cincinnati and James B. (Cheryl) Deeks of Stow; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Suzanne Skehan, brother Bob Shupe and many members of her extended family.
Friends are invited to Redmon Funeral Home for visitation Thursday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Rev. Jonathan Priebe will conduct service on Friday 12 noon at the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls, 245 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls 44221. Burial Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Reception at Laurel Lake following burial. Memorial donations may be made to Family Promise, P.O. BOX 1266 Akron 44309 https://www.familypromisesc.org/support or the Laurel Lake Foundation, 200 Laurel Lake Drive, Hudson 44236.