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Jane Harley, 79, of Lewisburg, passed onto her heavenly home on March 12, 2018, at her home.
She was born in Danville, a daughter of the late William C. and Lyde T. Sutherland. Jane was married to F. Ellis Harley who survives. Her death interrupts a loving marriage of 58 years.

Jane graduated from S.R. Scott High School in Coatesville, and was a member of the Class of 1960 at Bucknell University.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg for 52 years, where she was a church secretary and administrative assistant for 14 years, taught Sunday school, and served as Monitor of the Deacons as well as Clerk of Session. Active in the community, she was a member of the Board of Directors, serving as treasurer of the Packwood House Museum for more than 20 years, and a member of the Bucknell Golf Club, serving on the Green Committee for many years. Jane and Ellis served as co-chairs of the Community Advisory Committee of Evangelical Community Hospital, and for 51 years, Jane wrote as the class of '60 alumni reporter for Bucknell Magazine.
A loving mother, Jane was the number one fan of all of her children's sporting events. She especially loved the beach, the sun, swimming, horses, boxers (dogs), Elvis, and Bucknell. She will be remembered for her readiness to lend a helping hand to anybody and everybody. Jane will be missed by many.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig and Mi Ae Harley of Lewisburg, and William and Rebecca Harley of Estero, Fla.; four grandchildren, Madelyn Harley of Boone, N.C., Janis Harley of Cape Town, South Africa, and Alexa and John Harley of Estero, Fla.; one niece, Nan Sutherland of Ten Sleep, Wyo., and one nephew, Eric Sutherland and his wife Celia, of New York, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her brother, William C. Sutherland III; and one daughter, Sue Ann (Harley) Geisler.

A service of remembrance is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at First Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks any donations be made to the Hospice of Evangelical Community Hospital or Bucknell Golf Club.
Published on March 13, 2018
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