Published in The Porterville Recorder on May 16, 2018
Jane Eggman 1925 - 2018
Jane (Elbert, Burkett) Eggman was born on May 5, 1925 in Washington D.C. to Jane and John Elbert. She passed away on May 5, 2018 at the age of 93.
She attended Holy Comforter and St. Patrick's Academy (1943) in Washington D.C. While living in DC, she was employed by the National Catholic of Catholic Men who sponsored the Catholic Hour. During World War II she met and married Donald Burkett of Dinuba, California who was stationed at Solomon's Island, Maryland. After the war she and Donald settled in Dinuba, California. They had two children; a daughter, Donna and a son, Larry.
Jane was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Dinuba for 40 years, singing in the choir and sometimes filled in as director. She was President and Secretary of St. Catherine's Altar Society, and also served on the parish council. She also helped with the Sunday Bulletin.
Jane was employed by Pacific Gas and Electric Co in Dinuba, and later by Wickes Forest Industries (which later became Dinuba Timber Industries). She held many different positions from Secretary and Personnel Manager to Accounts Payable Supervisor, she retired from Dinuba Timber in 1990. She married Andrew Max Eggman of Terra Bella on October 13, 1990. They were married for 28 years. She was a member of Catholic Daughters at St. Anne's/Holy Cross Catholic Church in Porterville. She also taught Children's Sunday school, and worked at the Porterville's St. Anne's Food Pantry up until the age of 92.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Burkett; her mother, father, sister and most recently her daughter, Donna Keifer.
She is survived by her husband, Andrew "Max" Eggman; son, Larry Burkett; son-in-law (Donna's husband), Chris Keifer; grandsons, Christopher & Mychal (his wife Shelly and their daughter Zoey); granddaughter, Jenny (and her daughters Destany, Rose, and Bethany); granddaughter, Christie (and her sons Kai and Rio); granddaughter, Sara (and her children Kimberly and Leo); granddaughter, Theresa (and her daughter Mackenzie). She is also survived by Max's kids: daughter, Jamie Finnsson (and her husband Bruce, with their children, Michael, Daniel and his wife Emily, Jonathan with his son Nico, Thomas and his wife Amanda); son, Andrew (with his wife Lisa, and their children Jesse with his wife Sara, and their children Makiah and Amelia Joy); grandsons, Aaron (with his wife Sally, and grandson Jeremy), Michael (and his wife Verena, and their son's Benjamin and Niclas of Germany).
A Viewing will be held at Myers Chapel in Porterville, CA on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Rosary from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Also, A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Porterville, CA on Friday May 18, at 11:00 AM.
Interment to be private.
To sign the family guest book or send condolences please go to www.myersfuneral.com Myers Funeral Service & Crematory in Porterville is in charge of arrangements. .