Jane Ann (Herman) Mether was born on July 16, 1942, in Council Bluffs, Iowa to parents Arthur and Della (Henderson) Herman.

She was called home on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at her home northwest of Logan at the age of 76 years, five months and 13 days.

Jane grew up west of Pisgah and then the family moved to Magnolia where she attended and graduated from high school. Jane married Donald Mether on May 6, 1961. To this union six children were born. Jane worked as a paraeducator at the Logan-Magnolia School.

Jane cherished all children. She loved babysitting, playing with and teaching them. She also enjoyed cooking, reading, playing cards and riding horses. Jane taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and AWANA throughout the years. She often helped drive kids to church programs.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Donald Herman and grandson, Kyler. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald Mether of Logan, Iowa; six children, Douglas Mether and his wife Sarah of Logan, Iowa; Richard Mether and his wife Tammi of Moorhead, Iowa; Deborah Mether of Magnolia, Iowa; Denise and her husband Kyle Dobbs of Logan, Iowa; Dustin Mether and his wife Christina of Magnolia, Iowa; and Derrick Mether and his wife Corrie of Logan, Iowa; chosen daughter, Deanna Danielson of Magnolia, Iowa; 20 grandchildren plus one on the way; five great grandchildren; two brothers, Bob Herman and his wife Jan of Modale, Iowa and Dave Herman and his wife Sheryl of Missouri Valley, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2019, at the Logan Christian Church.

The clergy was Pastor Rusty Hedger. The musician was Tammi Mether with two musical elections “Constantly Abiding” and “Count Your Blessings.” The pall bearers were: Justin Durrett, Caleb Mether, Jonathan Mether, Joshua Dobbs, Jeremiah Mether, and Ben Hoffschneider. The final resting place is at the Magnolia Cemetery in Magnolia, Iowa.

Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine was in charge of the arrangements.