Jane Marion Stodola was born on Saturday May 6, 1950 at 12:25 pm at Highland Sanitarium in Shreveport, LA. Her parents were Lester Arnold Wooster of Erie, Kansas, and Betty Lee Teas of Stark, Kansas. Jane had one sister, Anne Elizabeth Holman. Jane spent her early years traveling, including several years as a child in Venezuela where she learned fluent Spanish. She attended the historic Stuart Hall Boarding school in Staunton, Virginia from 1964-1968.
Jane graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor in Science in Biology from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Jane then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the prestigious Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, which was ranked 1st in the U.S. nursing schools in 1974. Jane then entered service in the Army in 1974 as a Registered Nurse serving at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. She was honorably discharged as a Captain in the US Army in January of 1978. After her time in the military, she continued her career as a registered nurse until her retirement in December of 2018.
Jane became a Christian in 1975, which led her to go to Pacific Christian College in California in 1977. There she met her husband Mitchell Robert Stodola in February 1978; they were married on July 25, 1978. They had three children: Sarah Christine, Jonathan Gabriel, and Maryanne Michelle, and two grandsons, Kaleb Isaac and Ian David.
Jane was a vivacious woman, full of joy, grace and faith. She was humble, articulate, generous, and kind to anyone who ever knew her. A wonderful wife and caring mother, the only thing Jane loved more than her family was her Savior Jesus Christ. In her later years, she often spoke of heaven, looking forward to the blessings to come even in the midst of hardship. Her hands have touched countless lives throughout the years, as she lived to minister God's love to everyone around her. She will be greatly missed.
Jane Marion Stodola is buried in Mitchell Cemetery, Indiana.