Mrs. Jane R. Waddell 1933-2017

Mrs. Jane R. Waddell, 84, of Leesburg, Virginia passed on Friday, May 12, 2017. She was born on April 11, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was the daughter of the late Dr. Raymond Coile Rankin and the late Katherine Capon Peyton.

Jane graduated from Hanover College, Magna Cum Laude. She enjoyed many occupations, beginning with her service as a stewardess on American Airlines, then teaching at St. Edward’s School, and later managing Loudoun Racquet and Swim Club.  She retired from her career serving as a Magistrate in Fairfax and Loudoun County.

Jane leaves behind her loving family, including her husband, Charles L. Waddell of Leesburg, VA, two children, Susan Shaw and Mark Herring, 5 grandchildren, Andrew Rankin Shaw, Katherine Louise Shaw, Thomas McMorran Shaw, Peyton Elizabeth Herring, and Timothy Rankin Herring, among other extended family and friends.

Jane was a member of Leesburg Presbyterian Church.  A memorial service was held to celebrate Jane’s life on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11 am at the Leesburg Presbyterian Church.  She is buried in Union Cemetery, Leesburg, Virginia.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030 or to the Leesburg Presbyterian Church 207 West Market St. Leesburg, VA 20175.

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