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Jana’s Story

Jana was diagnosed with a Brain Tumor on Dec. 13, 2007. On January 11, 2008, Jana had that tumor removed. It was a benign Oligodendroglioma. Jana has continued to have seizures since that surgery and they have recently worsened. She had surgery again on 12/1/2008 to treat the seizures and remove additional tumor cells. Seizure free for over 2 years, a recent seizure alerted us to a new tumor.
Currently, the plan is treatment with most likely both Radiation and Chemotherapy

Latest Journal Update

Aerobics in heaven?

At noon today, Jana moved from her broken earthly body to a healthy body in heaven. She passed peacefully with her family at her side.
While its painful for all of us, we rejoice in her healing and lack of pain and limitations.

While comforting her in the last hours, we asked, "are their aerobics in heaven!" Because she was preparing to lead a new class!

Jana is suffering no more. We rejoice in that , but, we greatly miss her smile, laugh and great attitude.


Visitation will be Monday from 5-9 at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia. Services Tuesday at 11 am at First Baptist Church in Columbia.

We would like to ask you to consider in lieu of flowers making a donation to a charity honoring Jana (we are working on setting up a foundation in honor or Jana).

Thank you all for the support, calls, prayers, AND Casseroles.

Brad.