Jane S. Callahan

Jane Ellen Skelly Callahan, of Crofton, Md., died peacefully at home on Dec. 29, 2017. She was born on April 1, 1921, in Ralston, Pa., the daughter of Thomas F. and Alma Breen Skelly. She was a graduate of Ralston High School and then received a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from Pennsylvania State University, where she was a member of Theta Phi Alpha women’s fraternity. She later served on the Penn State Alumni Council. She was a retired teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Robert J. Callahan,who died in 1998; a sister, Ann M. Skelly; and a daughter-in-law, Debra J. Callahan.

She is survived by four sons, Thomas R. Callahan (Mary Kay), of Crofton, Maryland, James M. Callahan, of Swan Point, Maryland, Patrick J. Callahan (Stacy), of Davidsonville, Maryland and Michael R. Callahan (Laurie), of Crofton, Maryland; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Anne Seton Catholic Church of Crofton, where a Funeral Mass will be held on Jan. 6, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. Friends may call at the Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, from 10 to 11 a.m. Followed by burial in Wildwood Cemetery in Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.