Janice “Jan” Petschauer

Janice Anne Plane Petschauer of Manchester, Tennessee passed this earth
into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Saturday, April 28, 2018. She was
77. Janice was born on July 27, 1940 in Norwich, England to the late
George Plane and Violet Pope Wood. It was while serving as a telephone
operator in the Royal Air Force at Brampton Air Force Base near Huntingdon,
England, that Janice met Joseph Petschauer, an airman in the U. S. Air
Force serving at Alconbury Air Force Base in Huntingdon. They were married
and moved to the United States in 1961. Joe and Jan were married 59 years.
They moved from Springfield, Illinois, to Manchester in 1979. Janice loved
children, knitting for her family, taking care of others and expressing
love for her grandchildren. She was a nursing home administrator through
the 70s and in recent years she operated Small Wonders Day Care in

In addition to her parents, Janice was preceded in death by a brother,
Michael Plane and half-sisters, Rosamund “Pauline” Murphy and Sally
Kempinska. Janice is survived by her loving husband, Joseph; one son,
Michael Petschauer (Darlene) of Belleville, IL; three daughters, Maria
Porter (Dennis) of Dyer, IN, Cindy Trail (Robert) of Manchester, TN and
Stacey Wiedower (Lance) of Collierville, TN; seventeen grandchildren and
twenty-nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in June in
Springfield, IL.

Online condolences may be made at www.davesculbertsonfuneralhome.com.

Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements