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Jane Boosel Bortmas

Born: Wed., Jan. 11, 1922
Died: Fri., Oct. 7, 2016


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Jane Boosel Bortmas, age 94, of West Sunbury passed away Friday, October 7, 2016 at New Haven Court.

Jane was born January 11, 1922 in West Sunbury.  She was the daughter of the late Ross R. Fleming and the late Esther Wilson Fleming.  Jane retired from the Moniteau School District where she taught first grade at Dassa McKinney Elementary. She was the oldest and last surviving member of the Class of 1944 of the State Teacher’s College - Slippery Rock, now Slippery Rock University.  She was a member of the West Sunbury Presbyterian Church.  

Jane is survived by two daughters, Sally Grossman of Slippery Rock and Karen(Don) Snow of West Sunbury; one son, Mark Boosel of West Sunbury; seven grandsons, Brian(Phyllis), Eric and Troy(Jenny) Grossman, Don, Chad and Ryan Snow and Robbie Boosel; four great grandchildren, Easton Snow and Cade, Avery and Brynn Grossman; five step sons, Robert “Ike”(Millie)Bortmas, Willis “Ace”(Doris) Bortmas, William Bortmas, Donald(Sarah)Bortmas and Ronald Bortmas and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jane was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert M. Boosel, who died October 2, 1957;  her second husband, Willis R. Bortmas, who died May 21, 1989; and her son, Roger Boosel, who died October 19, 1968.  Being the last member of the Ross Fleming family, Jane was also preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers.

Services and burial in the West Sunbury Union Cemetery were private.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. John’s Methodist Church, 224 Hallston Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057.

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Tammy Webb- Durnell
   Posted Sun October 16, 2016
I'm sorry for your loss. She was my first grade teacher at Dassa McKinney. When our family barn burnt down she had me talk about it in class. Jane will be sadly missed.

Peg and Darl Stivason
   Posted Sun October 16, 2016
We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Jane Bortmas.
Our hearts and prayers go out to you. She was a very beautiful lady, and the nicest person you would ever want to talk to. I am sure she will be greatly missed.
God Bless!!

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