Jane T. Blodgett, 89, of Oberlin, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2021. She was born in
Ann Arbor, Michigan on November 15, 1932, to Herbert and Jessie (McCall) Taggart. Jane met
Geoffrey T. Blodgett when they were both students at Oberlin College. They married and returned
to Oberlin where she directed the First Church Nursery School and then taught in the Oberlin
Public Schools, ending her teaching career at Eastwood School. Jane’s second career was in the field
of historic preservation, chairing the Oberlin Historic Preservation Commission for ten years and
educating the public through programs and publications. She was an active member of the First
Church in Oberlin for many decades and of the Kendal at Oberlin community. She cherished
spending time with her family and friends.
Jane is survived by her daughters, Laurie (Rick) Sharpe, Barbara Blodgett, and Sally (Jim) Olson;
grandchildren Ricky, Jennifer, Sarah, and Amy; and many loving nieces and nephews.
The family will announce a future memorial service. Contributions may be made in Jane’s name to
the Geoffrey T. Blodgett Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund, Oberlin College Office of
Advancement, P.O. Box 72110, Cleveland OH 44192-0002. Cowling Funeral Home, Oberlin, has
been entrusted with arrangements.
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