Alma “Jane” McIntire, 82, of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 21, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born July 3, 1931, in Allens Mills, Jefferson County, Pa., the daughter of Albert G. and Hazel J. (Wingrove) Roush.
After her marriage to Wayne Marshall McIntire on Nov. 22, 1951, she became a lifelong resident of Wayne Township on the McIntire family farm.
She was a long-time member of Sagamore Wesleyan Methodist Church.
Jane was a talented quilter and throughout her life made more than 200 beautiful quilts for her family and friends.
She also enjoyed gardening and was an accomplished seamstress.
Baking was another of Jane’s special abilities, and she was known for making delicious wedding cakes, candy, apple butter and pies.
Despite her many gifts, her true calling was to be a wonderful wife and mother, and Jane was committed to making sure her family knew how much she cared for them.
Her loving and nurturing spirit will never be forgotten, and her family could have never asked for a better mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Robert W. McIntire and wife LaDonna of Dayton, Gary L. McIntire and wife Anita of Plumville, Keith M. McIntire and wife Sherri of Dayton and Kevin L. McIntire and wife Rebecca of Dayton; daughters Carol J. Aperahama and husband John of Dallas, Texas, and Kathy J. Stubrick and husband Paul of Kittanning; 17 grandchildren; 22 (soon to be 23) great-grandchildren; brothers George Roush and wife Essie of Worthington, John Roush of Yakima, Wash., Ronald Roush and wife Gaynelle of Dayton, Paul Roush of DePeyster, N.Y., and Harvey “Bud” Roush and wife Dolly of Valley Forge, Pa.; sisters Anna Kough and husband Chris of Indiana, Pa., Mary Saul and husband Bill of Emerick, Pa., Florence Bump and husband Dennis of Cowansville, Nellie Elkin and husband Robert of Kittanning, Constance Roush and husband James of Toccoa, Ga., Hope Cunix of Painesville, Ohio, and Ruth Wible and husband Steve of Kittanning; brother-in-law Carl Zimmerman of Dayton; and sister-in-law Ane Roush of Yakima, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 58 years, Wayne Marshall McIntire, who died Jan. 19, 2009; daughter Karen J. Smith; brother James Roush; sister Phoebe Zimmerman; and son-in-law Gary J. Smith.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, 125 East Main St., Dayton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at the Sagamore Wesleyan Methodist Church, 2090 Third St., Sagamore, Pa., with Wesley McIntire, the Rev. William Cornell and the Rev. Arlen Kratz co-officiating.
Interment will be at the Dayton Glade Run Presbyterian Cemetery, Dayton.
Arrangements are being handled by Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, Inc.
To express a condolence to Jane’s family or view a tribute honoring her life, visit www.bauerfuneral.com .