Jan Ellyn (Rawlings) Whealy, 83, of Losantville, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at Reid Health, Richmond, with family by her side.
She was born on July 29, 1939 to James and Edna Mae (Hawk) Rawlings. Jan graduated from Union High School in 1957 and started her job at Perfect Circle in Hagerstown shortly after. It was there that she met her husband, Edward. Jan and Edward enjoyed 43 years of life together and loved being parents to 3 children.
Jan adored her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and cherished the fact that her children remained close by. She loved hosting holiday and birthday celebrations and thrived on the chaotic madness when her family was all together. Jan was also loved by many outside of her family. She became known to many as Momma Whealy and, later, Mamaw Jan. She had an abundance of love in her heart and was always quick to offer a hug or just sit by and listen. She will be remembered for her loving, sparkling and sassy personality and for her zest for life.
Several years ago, she reconnected with an elementary school crush, Sam Newman. She and Sam enjoyed many years of fun times together.
In addition to her companion, Sam, survivors include her 3 children, Gregg (Jackie) Whealy, Angie (Jay) Pool and Amy (Darrick) Ballard; 5 grandchildren, Stephanie (Adam) Kibler, Gavin (Catie) Whealy, Logan (Ashley) Pool, Mason Ballard and Lani Ballard; a step-grandchild, Kali Ballard; 4 great-grandchildren Vivian and Reagan Pool and Delilah and Carolyn Kibler; 2 step-great-grandchildren, Kodah Brower and Kai Foster; her brother, Mike Rawlings; many nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends too numerous to list.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, in 2001.
Visitation will be 11 AM to 1 PM on Monday, January 16, at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown. Services will follow at 1 PM. Rev. Dr. Richard Schmidt will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Losantville.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Reid Hospice and the 5th floor nursing staff for the care and compassion shown to Jan and her entire family.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to American Cancer Society.