Obituary of Phoebe Ann Jahnke
Burlington – Phoebe Ann Jahnke, 79, died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Milton, Sunday June 28, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Phoebe was born in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, the daughter of Clyde and Helen (Emmons) Spear. At a young age her family moved to Spencer, NY. They moved to Vermont where her father was the Dean of Education at VT College. She graduated from Johnson State College and was a beloved elementary school teacher in Montpelier, VT. The rest of her teaching career was spent thru her daycare. Everything to Mom was a teaching tool, incorporating teaching in everything she did, being on walks or general life. She had worked at the Grand Union in Montpelier for 16 years. She loved sending homemade cards with photographs of all the important things in their lives. She attended all of her grandchildren’s sporting events and was a big fan of the Portland Trail Blazers. She was married to E. Paul Jahnke who predeceased her in 1989. She is survived by her 3 daughters Ginger Ann Farnieau of Milton, Jennifer Jahnke Rosoff of Portland, Oregon and Alana Jahnke Vaillancourt and her husband Dan of Plainfield, VT. She is also survived by her grandchildren Nicholai & Phoebe Rosoff & Marlee Peach, Raquel & J.J. Norway, Whitney Keighley, Gabrielle and Sophie Farineau, her great granddaughter Willow Keighley, her brother Peter Spear of Hyde Park, VT, a niece Kathy and nephew Frank. Her cousins Candice and Lori. In addition to her former husband Paul, she was predeceased by her sister Faith Brackin and brother Chip Spear and cousin Janet. Memorials in Phoebe’s name may be made to Potter’s Angels Rescue, P.O. Box 162, East Randolph, VT 05041 or www.pottersangelsrescue.org At Phoebe’s request, there will be no visiting hours or services. For those who wish, online condolences may be made to www.minorfh.com .
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