Janice Kaye, 74, Noblesville

Janice Kaye, 74, of Noblesville, died Friday, October 25. She was born in Jasper June 10, 1945, to Arnold and Irene. She resided in Noblesville since 1978.

Jan was a 1963 graduate of Jasper High School and a 1967 graduate of Indiana State University where she began a lifelong affiliation with Delta Gamma sorority and her career as an educator. She earned her master’s degree at Butler University and started her professional career as an elementary school teacher in Lawrence Township Schools (Indianapolis), served as a school psychometrist in Michigan, and returned to Indiana to the Elwood Community School Corporation where she worked for 34 years as director of special education, retiring in July of 2013. Jan was a lifelong member of the NEA, ISTA, and Delta Gamma Sorority, a member of Madison County Community Alliances to Promote Education (CAPE), served on the board of directors of the Madison County United Way, and was recipient of the 2011 Madison County United Way Volunteer of the Year Award. She enjoyed shopping trips, having lunch with friends, shopping sprees on QVC, reading, gardening, working out at the gym, and organizing family gatherings.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert Kaye; one sister, Arlene McDonald and husband Scott; one brother, Dan Eckerle and wife Deloris; three nieces; and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Irene Eckerle.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Madison County United Way or the Delta Gamma Foundation.  Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with entombment following in Fairview Cemetery.

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