Jan Brewer, 72, of Clyde died Thursday October 29, 2020 in Sandusky after a 22-month illness. She was born in Elnora, Indiana in 1948.
Jan was born in Elnora, Indiana in 1948. She and John Brewer were married 47 years and together 52 years. They are parents of Megan Brewer Davis of Huron, Ohio, and Hope Brewer Lane of Plainfield, Indiana, and grandparents to Maya and Karynne Lane.
Jan worked for and with senior citizens and the federal Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) in three states and, with John, managed the Daviess County, Ind. homeless shelter.
She was a warrior, teacher, wife, mother, Mamaw, and friend, peacefully walked into the arms of Jesus late in the night on October 29, 2020.
Although her recent battle with multiple health challenges was long and hard she fought vigorously until the day she left this earth, just as she did her entire life.
Her last days were spent with family, listening to her granddaughters sing her their special songs, and making her wishes known even when she couldn't speak.
She spent her life teaching, whenever she could. To this day, her students tell of the impact she made on their lives and how she believed in them when nobody else would. After leaving the classroom she took immense joy in teaching her grandchildren everything she could. From unique ways to complete their schoolwork to snapping green beans, shucking corn and making pumpkin pie from scratch. Even now, she will be teaching medical students as she provides them with the opportunity for more scientific research as she completes her final mission to be a "lab buddy" one last time and be a teacher to the future.
Prior to her recent health battle she made a plea to her small town to make the world she lived in accessible to all. Documents were recently received noting the changes that had been made all over the town as a result of her hard work and determination. Changes to parks and buildings, entrances and pathways. Her legacy lives on in the small things that many take for granted.
Her life was spent overcoming obstacles. And she did, every time. She lived in a world that stood taller than her and she rose above. She fought breast cancer and won. She obtained a bachelor and master degree and taught for 28 years, often with limited resources. She gave birth to two children when doctors told her she shouldn't even try. She was and is a warrior.
We love you a bushel and a peck and you are our sunshine! Rest well good and faithful servant!
A celebration of life service will be scheduled at a later date. Please celebrate her life and her success by being the change she wanted to see in the world. She wouldn't want it any other way!
Jan is continuing her devotion to education by donating her body to medical science.
Foos Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Clyde is assisting the family.
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