Tuesday, June 2, 2009

IN MEMORY OF A FRIEND



I entered funeral service in 1989 and have since been mentored and professionally impacted by several key people in my life. Ms. Jan Shrader was one of those individuals. I first met Jan when I was accepted and attended Mortuary School. Jan provided me housing as well as employment during my time in Mortuary School. After returning home to West Virginia we remained close friends as well as close professional colleagues. Jan appointed me on the Advisory Board of the Shrader Funeral Home and treated myself, my wife, and two daughters as her own family. She was a dear friend and will be greatly missed. Jan passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 and we were honored to be part and participate in her funeral services at the Shrader Funeral Home as well as at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Albany, IN. Below you will see her obituary. We will miss you Jan and will cherish our memories and experiences for many years to come. You were a true friend and resource to many families in Indiana and Kentucky. Your ideas, concepts and ability to accept challenges and face them head-on were very admirable.

Ms. Jan E. Shrader, 66, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany, Indiana. She was born July 25, 1942. She was a graduate of Presentation Academy and the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. She was the fifth generation owner-operator female funeral director of the Paul V. Shrader Funeral Home which was founded in 1848. She was a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association and St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul V. Shrader and Gertrude C. (Miller) Shrader. She is survived by one sister, Sue Munich (Don), Jeffersonville, IN.; two nephews, David Munich, Jeffersonville, IN.; Tom Munich (Tess), Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; and one niece Kim Durbin (Charles), Hebron, Kentucky; 3 great-nephews, 1 great niece and several cousins and a host of friends and colleagues. Friends called from 4:00-8:00 PM Saturday, May 30, 2009 1:00-8:00 PM Sunday, May 31, 2009 12:00 Noon-1:30 PM Monday, June 1, 2009 and Funeral Services at 2:00 PM at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial followed in the St. Marys Catholic Cemtery, New Albany, IN.

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