Jane Marie Koehler, 40, passed away on Thursday, June 7th 2012 at Williamsburg Sentara Hospital with her twin sister Julie by her side.
She was born November 19th, 1971 in Williamsburg, Virginia, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Virginia Tech. She then attended Johns Hopkins University where she earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree. After college she worked for several nonprofit agencies as a grant writer and manager, providing assistance to the less fortunate people of Africa. She traveled extensively in Africa, and came to love the people and the culture of those nations.
Jane was an avid reader and a lover of animals, especially her loyal dog Max. She was always ready to meet any challenge, and had a great sense of humor. She will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.
She is survived by her parents, Amelia and Walter Koehler of Toano, VA, and her twin sister Julie Filges of New Kent, VA. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 16th at 2pm at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188, bucktroutfuneralhome.net. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.