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Jane (Dircks) Rouse

March 4, 1943 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 77)


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Jane Rouse, age 77, of Kendallville, died unexpected at her daughter’s house on Friday, November 13, 2020. Mrs. Rouse was born in Hillsdale, Michigan on March 4, 1943 to the late Frederick August Dircks and Winona Ivelyn (Peters) Bell. She married Joe V. Rouse on September 29, 1961 in Fort Wayne, Indiana at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Joe preceded her in death on July 7, 2014. Jane was employed in the past with Cover All Rental Service in Fort Wayne as a seamstress. She was a faithful and active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville and served the parish on the Rosary Sodality, Ladies Aid, Altar Guild, server at mass and prayer warrior. She and Joe also cleaned the church and rectory. Jane enjoyed walking, traveling, reading and music. 

Survivors include:
Daughter, Sandra Reavis of Fort Wayne.
Daughter, Carolyn and Larry Robison of Grabill.
Daughter, Patricia Rouse of Grabill.
Son, Richard and Amy Rouse of Fort Wayne.
13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Carl Dircks and Frank Bell.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 3:00 PM. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. J. Steele officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Avilla.
Casket bearers will be Larry Robison, Chris Robison, Aaron Rouse, Charles Reavis, Jay Meredith, James Eifrid and Patrick Agerton. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church building fund. 
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.

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November 19, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hite Funeral Home
403 South Main Street
Kendallville, IN 46755

Funeral Mass
November 20, 2020

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Corner of Oak and Diamond Streets
Kendallville, IN 46755

November 20, 2020

12:30 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
North Main Street
Avilla, IN 46710

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