Jane King (Cameron) Emery, 90, of Sylvania, Ohio passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 8, 2015. She was born June 28, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio to Louis T. and Ruth Mary (Wright) Cameron, the second of four sisters.
Jane graduated from Libbey High School in 1943 and continued her education at the University of Toledo, earning a Bachelor of Arts. In the middle of her junior year she met Bill Emery, who had just returned from WWII. They were married in Toledo on October 2, 1948, and had two sons, William Louis and Robert McFarland.
Jane taught business subjects at Whitmer High School where the love, patience and respect that she showed her students made her a favorite teacher and inspired many students to become successful. She served as adviser to the Whitmer Equestrians, helping the club organize and put on their own horse show, which drew hundreds of entries from all over the area. Jane's avocation was raising and training American Saddlebred Horses and Palominos. In the 1960s she rode her registered PHBA mare, Emerydale's Golden Girl, to the position of first place in the nation, where she retired undefeated. Jane moved to American Saddlebred horses, showing in three gaited and fine harness classes and winning numerous trophies and awards.
When her husband of 58 years passed away, Jane put the remaining horses out to pasture and pursued other interests. She loved to sew and made several beautiful quilts for her family. She bought a piano and took piano lessons. She also enjoyed drawing, preferring pencil and charcoal, and she enjoyed going to church services every Sunday where she sat in 'widows' row', as the residents laughingly called it.
Jane was a caring, unassuming, generous person who loved her church. She never had a cross word to say about anyone. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; brother-in-law, John Roper, and her beloved sister, Amy-Lou Seymour. Left to cherish her memory are sisters, Alma Roper, Ann (Ned) Braunschweiger; nieces, Linda (Roper) Tong and Amy-Lou (Little Amy) Braunschweiger; nephew, John Roper; sons, Bill and Bob; daughter-in-law, Kim (Bob) Emery, and her cherished grandson, Wayne Emery. She will also be grievously missed by the family amicis, Dave Leuck and Mike Hamann.
We also want to recognize close personal friends Ellen Boone and her three daughters Anna, Karen and Meg. These warmhearted, caring ladies enjoyed countless holidays, outings and parties with Jane, and were a great comfort to her when her husband passed away, and again when her son Bill was sick with cancer. Their kindness and consideration gave Jane a lot of happiness over the years.
A memorial service will be held July 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Community Fellowship, 5757 Flanders Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623, and will be followed by a fellowship meal. A brief internment ceremony will be held at Toledo Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m.