of Ann Arbor, Michigan, age 73, died Monday, April 4, 2022, at Michigan Medicine. She was born April 4, 1949, in Battle Creek, Michigan, the daughter of Howard H. and Marian Louise (Wiley) Havens.
Jane graduated from Lakeview High School in Battle Creek in 1967. She attended Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, earning her Bachelor’s degree. She was a Library Administrator at the University of Michigan, and worked as the Lead Officer in Human Resources.

Jane is survived by her brother, John (Marilyn) Havens of Caledonia; and her niece, Heather Havens (Simon Hough) of Kentwood. She was preceded in death by her parents.

No services are planned at this time. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea.

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#2 Linda Stafford 2022-04-08 20:32
I first met Jane in 10th grade English class at LHS. As seniors at Univ of Michigan, Jane and I shared an apartment in a house on East U (and just down the street from my future spouse, Joe). After college, we’d touch base a few times a year, mainly to see movies or discuss books while enjoying a visit to a new restaurant. And we made it a yearly plan to meet at a favorite restaurant downtown to celebrate our (nearly identical) birthdays. Jane loved gardens and gardening books, and loved sitting on the deck overlooking her beautiful back yard. She loved to cook and collecting special recipes. She enjoyed interesting movies and novels, was an avid supporter of the local PBS station. Jane was proud to have made real progress on upgrades to her lovely house; I wish she had had more time to complete the additional renovations she had been so excited about doing. In her last days at home Jane was pleased the daffodils she'd planted were sprouting again. I'll miss our friendship, Jane.
#1 Sue VanHuysen 2022-04-08 13:14
Jane has been my dear and loyal friend since we met in high school.We shared a love of art, reading,nature, flowers,and cooking. Jane was a talented seamstress and she gifted me with hand sewn items over the years. She grew up as a next door neighbor to my late husband's family the VanHuysens. Jane you have been a gift to me and l thank you for all you've done to make my life better because I knew you.

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