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Dr. Jane Elsmere

Dr. Jane Elsmere, 88, of North Manchester, IN, and with ties to Huntington County, died on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Timbercrest Senior Living Community in North Manchester.

Dr. Elsmere was valedictorian of her class at Andrews High School and earned a Bachelor’s with distinction from Manchester College. She taught in area schools prior to earning a Master’s and doctorate from Indiana University, with a concentration in United States constitutional history. She later taught at Manchester College and Ball State University. She was the author of several biographies and articles in historical journals. Following retirement, she became interested in genealogy and wrote several related books and articles.

She was born on May 22, 1932, in Andrews, to Kenneth and Margarette Shaffer. She was married to Dr. Robert Elsmere, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter Dr. Eva (Michael) Aldrich, of Alexandria, Virginia.

She was preceded in death by a son, Casey Elsmere.

There will not be a visitation or memorial service. Interment will be at Lancaster Cemetery, 5999S 300W, Huntington.

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