Jane Pendleton Weatherford passed peacefully at her residence in Oak Terrace’s Autumn Care Facility in North Mankato, MN on Saturday, July 29, 2023.
Born Jane Delores Tripp on April 1, 1933, in Sioux Falls, SD to Clayton Harrison and Velma Robina Tripp. She was the youngest of eight siblings. She attended Riverside area schoolsin Sioux Falls. At the age of 18, she traveled to Mobile, AL to marry Elmer “Bill” Pendleton. She had one daughter, Ramona Dawn Ann Pendleton on September 16, 1957.
Jane worked as a homemaker alongside Elmer traveling in the carnival business until Elmer’s passing in January of 1990. She enjoyed crocheting, dancing, and shopping with her sister, Ruthand niece Cindy Hennings at Goodwill. They also attended Riverside Presbyterian Church together.
After Elmer’s passing, she moved to La Feria, TX to be closer to her daughter and help care for her grandchildren, Lauren and Kyle Atchley.
Jane continued to enjoy being with friends and going to danceswhere she met her second husband, Harold Weatherford and moved to McAllen, TX. Health reasons caused Harold to move back to California to live with his daughter and grandson. Jane returned to Sioux Falls to help care for her brother, Donald before his passing.
Jane moved back in with her daughter in Lake Crystal, MN for the next twelve years until dementia caused her to move intoOak Terrace’s Autumn Care Facility.
Jane never met a stranger or had an enemy; she had a smile and hug for anyone she met. She was always known to be the life of the party.
Jane is proceeded in death by her parents, Clayton and Velma Tripp, her husbands, Elmer “Bill” Pendleton and Harold Weatherford, sisters, Mae (Vern Sr.) Eves, Ruth (Roy) Hennings, Marjorie (John) Bliss and brothers, Milo, Clayton Harrison Jr., Arnold, and Donald Tripp.
Jane is survived by her only daughter, Ramona Pendleton Atchley, granddaughter, Lauren Camille Atchley and grandson, Kyle Everett Atchley and many nieces and nephews.