Jane Claudon

January 6, 2023

Jane Claudon, 90, of Frankfort, Ind., and a former Valparaiso resident, died January 6, 2023 at Wesley Manor.  She was born August 26, 1932 in Frankfort, Ind. to the late Walter Patrick & Mary Pauline (Kelley) Hays.  She married Roger K. Claudon on June 15, 1969 in Frankfort and he preceded her in death on June 1, 2014.

Jane received her BS Degree from Ball State University and her Masters from Purdue University. She was a teacher for 14 years.  She was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Frankfort, Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority and Aftermath.

Visitation and Services

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, January 12, 2023 at the Chapel of Peace in Green Lawn Cemetery. Kelly Kurth will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of Choice.

Survived by:

several extended family members.

Preceded by:

her brother.


Leave your Condolences

5 Condolences for “Jane Claudon”

  1. Deborah Johnston January 10, 2023 at 3:27 pm

    Dear Aunt Jane,
    I will miss you and I will never forget how pleased you were when I graduated from our family’s school…Purdue. I sent the patriotic flowers because I knew how proud you were of your father, brother, and great nephew who all served proudly in the military.

    Love, Debbie

  2. Walter Patrick Hays, III January 10, 2023 at 5:13 pm

    My Aunt Jane was a kind, smart, witty, but humble person, an unusual combination of virtues. Although her memory was failing, she reminded in great spirits until the end. She always liked to say, “I’ve got no complaints – for example, about the soggy green beans – and what good would it do anyway?”

    Walter Patrick Hays, III
    Jane’s nephew

  3. Laurence A. Purdy January 12, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Aunt Jane was a sweet and conscientious person. She gave back to her community and always found a reason to laugh. We bonded over our mutual military connection and our love of family history. I am grateful to her for being so welcoming to my mother and to me.

    With sorrow and love,
    Alex (Jane’s great-nephew)

  4. Laura Hintz January 19, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    I am Roger’s niece (and Jane’s) and I have many happy memories of being together with both of them through the years! Jane was such a positive and giving person, full of fun and a lovely laugh! She always had time and care for me and my family. Especially when my mother died. She took my 12 year old daughter, who was very close to my mom, under her wing and sent her letters and little gifts of support and comfort and memories. Not just at first, but through the years. It was such a comfort to my daughter, and I will always be so grateful to Jane for that! She and Roger were always there for family gatherings and they showed how important and precious family was to them. It was such a gift to us all! I am truly grateful and blessed to have had Jane in my life, a true light in this world.

  5. Susan Plunkitt January 30, 2023 at 9:16 am

    So sorry for this loss to your family and our church. She and her husband were very valued members. Susie Plunkitt

Please fill out this form to contact the staff of Goodwin Funeral Home. We will respond to your message as soon as possible.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Family Information Guide

Goodwin Funeral Home obituaries are created from information contained in the Family Information Guide.

The Family Information Guide is a no-cost service provided by Goodwin Funeral Home for families and individuals who wish to record their personal information during the funeral preplanning process.

Begin your Family Information Guide today. Learn more about preparing yourself and loved ones for difficult and emotional decisions in the future.

Start my Family Information Guide

Funeral Arrangement Planner

Begin planning a funeral with our simple funeral arrangement planner.

The funeral arrangement planner was created to help guide you through the basic steps of planning a funeral. You may send your funeral plans to our office with any questions you may have about the funeral planning process.

Funeral Arrangement Planner