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Jane Folmsbee Clark died on September 6, 2022 at her home in Nashua, surrounded by her two daughters and family.

Jane and her twin were born on February 7, 1943 in Berwick, Pennsylvania to Leroy and Martha (Cole) Folmsbee.

From the age of 12, Jane played the piano in church services. Over the years she has been church organist wherever she has lived, most recently at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Jane studied nursing at Reading Hospital School of Nursing in Reading, Pennsylvania. She has worked as a registered nurse in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and health clinics in a variety of roles including senior nurse, director of nursing, and supervisor of nursing.

Jane loved to write and attended Temple University, where she received her degree in journalism magna cum laude. She was a staff writer at Today’s Spirit in Philadelphia and was particularly fond of covering political news.

Whatever Jane did, she did everything in her power. She held several leadership positions in the Navy Wives Club. She has always been active in her church, including as a Sunday school teacher, choir director, women’s minister, and has held various positions over the years.

Jane was an avid gardener. She loved the outdoors, especially observing birds and wildlife.

Jane is survived by her husband Bruce Clark; daughters, Deborah (John) Rice and Diane Droutman; and stepdaughters, Melinda Theide and Brenda (Robert) Blood. She also leaves behind grandchildren, Hannah (Peter) James, Abby Rice, Daniel Droutman, Marissa Droutman, Amanda Droutman, Sabrina (Patrick) Crory, David Blood, Rebekah Blood, and Ashley (Christopher) Ivinjack, along with eight great-grandchildren. her older sister Robin (Richard) Perilli; her twin sister Joan (Richard) Foster; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to the visiting hours on Monday, September 12, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the memorial service on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., both at McGaffigan Funeral Home, 37 Main St., (Rte. 113) Pepperell, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Home Health and Hospice in Merrimack, New Hampshire or to the Norris Cotton Cancer Care Pavilion in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Please visit www.McGaffiganFuneral.com.

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