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You have a beautiful gift with words.
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PoppyMoto (Walter_Kern)

A copy of an email I just sent to dear friends of Jane:

Ralph & Suzie,
Ralph, I am so sorry that I have to tell you this.
My beloved Jane has died in a terrible automobile crash in Maryland as she and two of her friends were en route to a 9-day vacation on the Outer Banks.
We had celebrated our anniversary the night before and exchanged anniversary cards.
I helped her pack her friend's car for trip the next day.
On Sunday, August 31, she got up early and I was up with her since she was to leave at 5:50 am.
I went out to the car and stuffed her one remaining bag in the back seat.
I hugged her and kissed her and told her to have a good time.
She got in the front seat, shut the door and the car backed out of the drive onto Hibernia Way. It turned and headed west as I waved good-bye.
They went to pick up their other friend who got in the back seat. The right rear seat was packed with luggage.
Jane had been asked by her friend who owned the car to drive the route down the NJ Turnpike, over the Delaware bridge and into Delaware, which she did.
They then changed drivers at some point and Jane was now in the right front seat.
They were headed down Route 13 and had just passed the little town of Pocomoke City, Maryland when it happened.
The actual events are still unclear but it appears that from out of nowhere another car approached their car on a collision course. That driver was later found at fault. The car Jane was riding in was struck with a massive impact somewhere in the right front quadrant.
The two cars came to rest and fire broke out in the engine compartments. The rescue and fire people were on the scene quickly and a massive effort was scaled to get the victims out.
The driver at fault was killed. The three people in Jane's car were pulled out.
Jane's friend, the driver, is in the hospital with multiple leg, arm, and ankle fractures. Her other friend, in the back seat, has back fractures and is expected to be released soon.
Jane died either at the scene or on the way to the hospital.
God rest her soul.

From: MackBeemer



I agree with virtually every sentiment you express so well.

Every sentiment save one, "We will never talk to one another again and I know you can't read these words..."

I mean no disrespect to you, or to Janie or Walt.  But I do believe we shall see each other again beyond that curtain, in a "new heavens and new earth."  Nor is my belief a bit of wishful thinking (IMO).  That new age which is still to come in its fullness has already invaded this vale of tears.  Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed!  Hallelujah!
Grannie (LDORF)

From: Grannie (LDORF)


Walt, It's Lonnie and am so saddened since hearing about Jane and what you and your family must be going through with this terrible loss of a wonderful lady.  Just wanted you to know my love is sent.



Aloha e Walt,

I am crying as I type this. My heart goes out to you.


Walt, I Just read of Jane's passing and I wanted to express our deepest sympathies to you and your family at this time. We had enjoyed meeting you both, at the luncheon held for you at Bucks Bounty on the Delaware river in 2007. Our prayers remain with you.

Dave & Jane

Isaiah 41:10



  • Edited 9/2/2008 4:53 pm by meteorman (waradmiral2)
PoppyMoto (Walter_Kern)

There are many more details. This link shows most of them with better pictures. Note that Jane is still in the car as the firemen rush over to put out the fire before they try to get her out. Their friend in the back seat crawled out through the window and is seen in the grassy area. This can be hard to take but it's what actually happened. I am hoping that she is unconscious here and not gasping for clean air as the smoke and fire approach her. The driver had lung problems from the smoke as she now tries to recover with multiple bone breaks and cracked ribs. Jane got the worst of whatever violent forces were present before rescue workers were allowed to try to get her out. I pray that she didn't know what happened to her. I am so sorry that I couldn't be there to help her and protect her.




From: Joanjenn


Dear janie, I will miss you more than you can know-  our long talks on the porch at Maggie Valley and our nice rides in the rain and Sun going there and back,  I have always held a special place in my heart for you as I know you know. Now their is a void the size of Texas!!!  

A very special friend and mentor you have been to me and to your family- God bless you and all your family- hugs to Walk from us too!!  Joan and Barney (Walter) Jennings  There will never be anyone like you Jane in my book!!!!