Lottie “Jane” Bruce, 90, of Moores Hill, Indiana, passed away Sunday March 25, 2018 at Ripley Crossing, in Milan. Jane was born December 13, 1927, in Cleves, Ohio, to William and Lottie (Humphrey) Bruce. She graduated from Moores Hill High School and attended the University of Cincinnati. In 1946, she married Malcolm “Mac” Bruce; they were wed for 49 years.
Jane worked as a Laboratory Technician, first with Schenley Corporation and then National Lead Company. Her attention to detail led to the position of Executive Secretary to the Vice President of The Austin Company, where she was employed until her retirement. Jane and Mac enjoyed summer vacations on Long Lake in Traverse City, Michigan, along with her lifelong friend, Katherine “Tattie” Thompson and husband, Carl.
Jane is survived by: her son, Bill (Connie) Bruce of Grand Haven, Michigan; sister-in-law, Grey Hammond, Cincinnati, Ohio; grandsons, Joe (Corinne) Newport News, Virginia, Jesse (Thaye), Grand Haven, Michigan; great grandchildren: Kyle, Auburn, Indiana; Zachary, Newport News, Virginia; Olivia and her namesake Hannah “Jane,” Grand Haven. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mac; brother-in-law, Edmund Hammond; and very best friend Katherine “Tattie” Thompson. Lottie Jane will be remembered for her fierce devotion to her husband, her family, and her friends.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Ripley Crossing for their loving passionate care of Lottie Jane for the past three years. Also, thank you to the Mary Margaret Home Health and Hospice staff, their reassuring, gentle nursing was comforting for both Jane and our family.
And, a very special, heart felt thank you to Louise Rohrig for being Jane’s helper, caregiver, and friend for many years.
Funeral Services for Jane will be at 12 Noon Thursday March 29, 2018 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill with Pastor Ted Hamrick of the Moores Hill United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Sinai Cemetery east of Moores Hill. Visitation will also be Thursday 11-12PM at the funeral home. Memorials in her memory may be made to the Moores Hill United Methodist Church. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester St., Moores Hill, In 47032; (812)744.3280. Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.