Jane Dettelbach Frankel, 72, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2014 at Duke Hospice. She grew up in Lima and Shaker Heights, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary Dettelbach.
Jane was a talented artist and an independent spirit in her earlier years. She was gifted in painting, gardening, and needlepoint. She loved animals, including horses and her beloved Yorkie, Sam.
Jane was dedicated to her sons and their families, choosing to relocate to North Carolina in 1997 to help her son Reed with his businesses. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, both in North Carolina and Florida. She was a committed supporter of veterans’ issues and volunteered for many years at the Durham VA Medical Center and later the Brian Center of Durham.
She is survived by her sons, Reed Frankel and wife Courtney of Durham, NC, Todd Frankel and wife Stacey of Odessa, FL; brothers Dick Dettelbach and wife Iona of Cleveland, OH, Tom Dettelbach and wife, Myrna of Cleveland, OH; grandchildren Nolan, Riley, Max, and Annie; and several nieces and nephews.
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Donations may be made in Jane’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org/