Jane Ann (Freels) Young, 73, of Sebastian, Florida passed away Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, surrounded by her immediate family.
Jane Ann was born in Evansville, Indiana to the late Ralph and Rebecca Ann (Lynn) Freels. She moved from Indiana to Sebastian in 1983. Jane was a Christian, and of the Baptist faith.
Jane received her Bachelor and Master of Education degrees from Indiana State University. Credentialed in all aspects of special education, she taught in public schools for the Evansville-Vanderburgh and Lake County school systems in Indiana; Indian River County, FL (Fellsmere, Pelican Island, and Sebastian Elementary schools) and Brevard County, FL (Columbia Elementary). Jane also directed education and vocational programs for both Rivendell and CPC mental health hospitals in Vero Beach and in Palm Bay, Florida, respectively.
Survivors include husband Steve Young of Sebastian (formerly Wabasso), sister Nancy Jo Freels Datzman and husband Scott of Evansville, Indiana. Jane Ann was predeceased by sister Rebecca Lynn Freels. Jane supported many charitable organizations. She had a special interest in those dedicated to children’s education, social & veterans’ services, and wildlife/pets/environmental causes.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wabasso School (8895 US-1, Wabasso, FL 32970); The Arc of Indian River County Inc. (1375 16th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960), For the Love of Paws Pet Food Pantry (12198 Co Rd 512, Fellsmere, FL 32948), or Special Olympics Florida for Brevard County, 1915 Don Wickham Drive, Clermont, FL 34711, or your favorite organization of a similar nature.
A Celebration of Life gathering will take place at 1:30 P.M. on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the South Mainland Community Center, 3700 Allen Avenue, Micco, FL 32976.
Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1623 North Central Avenue, Sebastian, Florida 32958.A guest book is available at www.strunkfuneralhome.com.