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Visitation: 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. Monday November 12, 2018 Whitley's Funeral Home
Service: 3:00 P.M. Monday November 12, 2018 Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Greenlawn Cemetery China Grove, NC
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Mary Jeanne “Jane” LaChance Safrit, 96, passed away November 5, 2018 at Magnolia Gardens after a long battle with dementia. She was born in Lewiston, Maine on November 24, 1921 to French-Canadian parents, Louisa LaRochelle LaChance and Francois LaChance.

She was a member of Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, Kannapolis and retired from # 6 Weave Room of Cannon Mills. During WW II, she proudly served her country as a member of the Women’s Army Corps where she met her husband of 39 years, James R. Safrit, Jr. Jane was also a member of the American Legion and enjoyed volunteering at the Salisbury VA hospital. She loved to sew, crochet and make ceramics in her spare time.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death her sister, Diana Vecchio, son, Michael R. Safrit and special friend, Clifford Davis.

She leaves behind a daughter, Gina Safrit, a son, Sam Safrit as well as seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren and fur baby, Jackie.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Monday, November 12, 2018 at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery with military honors. Her family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 PM prior at Whitley’s.

In lieu of flowers,memorials may be made to the American Legion, 412 N. Central Avenue, Landis, NC 28088.

Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
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From: Linda, Clay and Jonathan Price
"Jeanne was a very special lady to us and whom we loved dearly. After my mother passed, Jeanne was there as my dad's friend. I am thankful that her family made him feel welcome at their family outings. I will always be greatful to you all for including him. Jonathan thought of Jeanne as a grandmother. Jeanne, we love you. With our hope in Christ, I am not saying good bye, but until we meet again. Gina, Diane, Sam, Ann, and family, please know that you all are in my prayers."
From: Martha Corriher
"My heart breaks for your family. I cherish my memories of the times I had the privilege to spend with Jeannie at the American Legion. She will be missed by all. On behalf of the Landus American Legion Family we send our heartfelt sympathies."
From: Don Hines
"Gina Sorry for your loss. Your mom is in Heaven now! Growing up in Centerview with you and your family. I'm honored and blessed to know your mom and family!"