Jane Stewart (nee Ardell), a longtime resident of Laurel, passed away peacefully on October 20, 2016, at her home at the age of 87.
She was born July 29, 1929, to the late Clarence and Sara Ardell, in Williamsport. She was as a homemaker for many years, raising her four beautiful children. She was a devoted mother and Grammy to her family.
Jane enjoyed her time working at the Card Mart Hallmark store in the Laurel Centre for many years. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Highland, Laurel Senior Friendship Club and Post Cana. Jane was active in her community, loved by so many and enjoyed time spent with family and neighbors. You could often find her sitting on her back porch on sunny days.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Robert P. Stewart; three sisters, Kathryn (Kitty) Calvert, Trudy Chadderdon, Nancy Spooner; and a brother Gus Ardell; several relatives and friends.
Jane is survived by her loving children, Rusty Stewart (Brenda), Judy Cain, Lori Stewart and Cheryl Duke; grandchildren, Sara Belanger (Brent), Brian and Scott Stewart, Marissa, Emily and Alexa Keppley, sister, Sara (Liz) Wise; brothers, Charlie (Janet) and Robert (Carrie) Ardell and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Donaldson Funeral Home, P. A., 313 Talbott Ave. (Rt. 198 W), Laurel, Md. on Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 4-7 pm.with further visitation at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Highland on Friday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at which time a funeral service will held. A luncheon will immediately follow the service in the church’s fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the NOCC (National Ovarian Cancer Coalition) at www.ovarian.org , Gilchrist Hospice at www.gilchristhospice.org/giving or Mt. Zion United Methodist Church at http://www.mtzionhighland.com/ .
Online condolences at Donaldsonfuneralhome.com.