Jane Goodsell (Meisner) Vear, 93, Mt. Juliet, died Aug. 8.
Jane was formerly of Springfield, Mass.; North Eastham, Mass. and St. Petersburg, Fla.. Jane was born in Springfield, Mass. on Aug. 13, 1921 to the late, Buell Pratt and Elizabeth A. Fletcher Goodsell. She was a graduate of Technical High School where she was voted “Outstanding Female Athlete” of her class. After graduation she was employed by the United States Rubber Company of Elmwood, Conn. Jane had a career working for the Boy Scout Pioneer Valley Council Headquarters and as a local Cub Scout Den Mother. She is the recipient of Scouting’s highest award – the Silver Fawn. She and her family maintained a home on Cape Cod for over 50 years which became a gathering place for many family members and friends. In addition to her parents, Jane was also preceded in death by two beloved husbands, Jack Meisner and George Vear, both WWII Navy veterans; son, Wayne Meisner; brothers, Robert, William and Roger Goodsell and sister, Edith Plowman.
She is survived by: sons, Bruce (Linda) Meisner of Haymarket, VA and Paul (Deborah) Meisner of Mt. Juliet; sister, Marge Mills of Suffield, CT; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
A memorial service will be conducted Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Byron-Keenan Funeral Home, 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, MA. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Local arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.