M. Jane Prosser
M. Jane Prosser, a longtime resident of Whispering Pines, then Pine Knoll, in Southern Pines, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at St. Joseph of the Pines Health Center.
A memorial service and reception will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Pine Knoll Chapel.
She was born July 21, 1919, in New York City. She attended business school and then embarked on a long career with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York City.
Jane married G. Donald Prosser after World War II ended. She had learned of Don through friends and had sent him a Christmas card while he was serving in the Pacific in the Army during the war. She became executive secretary to the CEO of Met Life, and Don became an executive at Hartford Insurance Company. They spent a long and wonderful life together. The couple retired in their early 60s to pursue life in North Carolina, enjoying golf and bridge.
Jane was an elegant woman, a “clothes horse” in her own words, who loved reading, Broadway musicals and, most of all, her friends. She was a marvelous cook, gracious hostess, and excelled in organizational skills. Her nieces and nephew benefited from her loving attention. Jane had the distinction of making a hole-in-one when she was in her mid-80s.
She was predeceased by her husband and two sisters. She is survived by her brother, Jay (Phyllis) Horton; nieces, Susan Stevens (Stan) Collins, Wendy S. (Ed) Rex, Nancy Jane (Wally) White and Penny Plueckhahn; and nephew, Ogden Merrill.
The family is particularly grateful to Rose Paige and Rebecca Purdy for their loving care.
Memorials may be made to Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203-8058.
Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com.
Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines is handling arrangements.