Jane Koehler

November 19, 1971 - June 7, 2012
Jane Koehler

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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.

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  • June 11, 2012
    Patrice L. Ervin says:
    Jane was a very pleasant person. May she rest in peace. I send my deepest sympathies to her family. Warm regards, Patrice Ervin Jhpiego Global Human Resources

  • June 13, 2012
    Deborah M Hall says:
    What a sad thing to learn tonight. Jane was such a wonderful, warm person. She was everything that everyone has written about her. I just can't believe she is gone. I'm so sorry to hear the news. Rest in peace Jane. You will be missed.

  • June 12, 2012
    Tom and Kathy Fisher says:
    We were deeply saddened to receive news that Jane had lost her battle. As neighbors, Jane never did get over Tom's shaking the trees to remove the leaves! We had some good laughs over that, didn't we. Glad she was feeling strong enough in April to join us for lunch. She was happy to be with everyone, and we can still hear her laughter as we recalled the tree shaking stories! We are there with you in thought, spirit and love.

  • June 11, 2012
    Jill (Bender) Bell says:
    We are all better for having known Jane. She was amazing, caring, funny, quirky, smart (the list could go on and on). I laugh thinking about all the fun times we had in HS and the epic trips up to Tech to visit. She will be missed. My heartfelt sympathies go out to all to knew and loved her. Jill (Bender) Bell

  • June 22, 2012
    Diane Larochelle says:
    To family, My sincere condolences .There is no greater pain than the death of a loved one. Sometimes it seems almost more than a person can bear. Jehovah helps us with this in His word. He promises us that He will put a stop to all sickness & death will be no more (REV 21;3.4) Jehovah shows His love for us through the ransom sacrifice of His beloved son Jesus Christ. What a wonderful gift to be given ! Then the hope of seeing one's loved ones again on this earth as it was Jehovah's will when He created Adam & Eve .