Harland was born in Canisteo, NY on May 5, 1931, the son of the late Miles and Bernice (Potter) Stephens.
He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Betty Jane Henry, in April 2001.
She enjoyed music, reading, flowers and chickadees, and taught accordion and guitar. She is survived by a cousin, Starr “Buzzy” Martin of Pine City, NY; friends, Anita (David) Smith of Watkins Glen, Valerie Rhodes of Beaver Dams, Karen Hines of Beaver Dams, and by her cat Garfield.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 13 at 3 p.m. Contributions may be made in Beverly’s name to the Humane Society of Schuyler County, 124 Marina Dr., Montour Falls, NY 14865.
She was honored with the 1997 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, the 2009 NYS Friends of Extension Award and the 2014 Cornell University Outstanding Alumni Award. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a choir member, elder and Presbytery committee on ministry member.
Education, travel and Cornell were Jane’s passions.
Age 87, of Montour Falls, NY, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility.
Jane is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Carl A. Jane and Carl built a home, lovingly blended their families, worked at their farm on Coddington Road and traveled the country and world together.
Jane is also survived by two children, George Mc Gonigal (Cathy Emilian) of Ithaca, NY, and Peggy Richardson (Tom) of Watkins Glen, NY, and stepdaughter Penny Rose (Mike) of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren Jessica Franzese (Jim Stewart), Lorna Mc Gonigal (Tyler Schott), Katie Richardson, and Sam Richardson; great grandchildren Kirsten Franzese, Sean Franzese and Zora Jane Schott Mc Gonigal; sister-in-law Carol Harding (Bill); brother-in-law Bill Poyer; nieces Cathe, Maggie, Lisa, Susan, and Laura; and nephews Paul, Bill, Larry, Jim and their families.
She was the assistant extension director for staff development at Cornell University until her retirement in 1996.
Jane was a visionary in distance learning, launching the use of satellite technology connecting CCE Associations with each other and the public.