Jane Wooten Meigs, age 93, of Niceville, Florida, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, July 19, 2019. Jane was born June 22nd 1926 in Bradenton, Florida, to Samuel & Jewel DeVane Wooten.
Upon graduation from Manatee County High School, she entered Florida State College for Women in Tallahassee, Florida. Jane graduated from Florida State University in 1949 and was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and Zeta Phi Eta, national speech honorary society.
Jane moved to Niceville with her husband Bill in 1951. She was Methodist by faith and a member of the now Crosspoint church for 68 years. Jane served her church and God as she taught Sunday school for 22 years, served as church lay leader, and as a member of the board of trustees and administrative board.
In her years of community service she worked with the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. She served on numerous local boards and guilds including Advisory Board of Human Hospital of Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa County Island Authority, Chairman of the Okaloosa County Library Board, Chairman of the March of Dimes, and Mothers March, and Past President of the Northwest Florida Symphony Guild, served on OWCC Foundation Board, FSU Alumni Board, the Heritage Museum Board, Guardian Ad Litem Board, member of the OWCC Institute of Senior Professionals, Niceville-Valparaiso Rotary Club Woman of the Year and a Paul Harris Fellow.
Jane had an open heart and an open mind. She shared her grace and gave compassionately to all she knew and loved. Her love and kindness will be missed.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill Meigs, and a sister Alice Wooten Heller.
She is survived by her son Warren Meigs, daughters Martha Lang and Carolyn Durham, grandchildren John Hall, Lindsay Lawellin, Jessica Durham, Meryl Meigs, Kahler Lang, four great grandchildren, her sister Ann Wooten Atwood of Bradenton, Florida and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews from around the country.
A service will be held for family and friends Wednesday 24th of July at 9:00 a.m. at Sunset Cemetery in Valparaiso, Fl. with a reception following at Crosspoint Church in Niceville.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to :
214 Partin Drive S.
Niceville, Fl 32578