Jane Perkins, born January 14, 1926 passed away on October 6, 2018. She was the daughter of Audrey (Wildern) Nash and Loren Nash. She retired from Meijer after working there in the office for many years. She was a member of the Grand Rapids Sweet Adelines International, which is highly respected worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance. Jane was a member for many years which allowed her and her daughters to travel to Europe and all over the United States.

Music was a big part of Jane’s life. She was often heard singing while working in the kitchen and songs were always part of our road trips. Jane was a polio survivor who spent many years working with therapists and orthotics at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. To show her gratitude, she volunteered there in the Medical Records department.


Jane is survived by her daughters Jill (Al) Novak (left), Jan (Bill) Parmenter (standing), Penni (Don) Teitsma (right); 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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