Jane Viar, 94, of Springfield died at Pleasant Hill Village in Girard at 11:50 pm Thursday, October 10, 2013. She was born January 1, 1919 in Blandinsville, IL to Lloyd Emmett and Madge Conwell Smith. She married Dick Viar on October 14, 1939 and he preceded her in death in 1983. Also preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, Jack Smith.
She was a member of West Side Christian Church and attended the Beau Knots Sunday School class. She was a former teacher at Franklin Junior High.
Surviving are a daughter, Vicki Hannah of Springfield; a son, Terry (Paula) Viar of Chatham; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Sarah, Kyle, Todd and Jacki and ten great grandchildren.
Graveside Service: 11:00 am Monday, October 14, 2013 at Roselawn Memorial Park with Vaughn Beeman officiating.
Otto Fafoglia posted on 10/13/13
Jane was a substitute teacher at Springfield's Grant and Franklin Middle Schools in the 1970s. When I requested her to substitute, she was always willing to help out, even at the last minute. Always pleasant and was very good working with students in many different substitute situations. I will always remember her as one of the best substitute teachers. Otto Fafoglia, Chatham, Ill.