August 31, 2008

CONYNGHAM, PA - Janie W. Engle, 84, of 80 Main St., Conyngham, Pa., died Sunday afternoon (August 31, 2008) at Hazleton General Hospital.

Born in Bunn, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Eulian Brooks and Eva (Beddingfield) Williams Sr. and grew up in Bunn during the Great Depression.

Janie was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Hazleton.

She graduated from Bunn High School in Bunn, N. C. and pursued additional secretarial training.

Janie moved to the Washington, D.C., area, where she worked in the Pentagon during World War II. Her position brought her in contact with many high-ranking officers.

After the war, she worked in the office of the U.S. Surgeon General, eventually becoming his executive secretary. During that period she edited a series of books on the medical history of World War II for the U.S. government.

In 1972, Janie married the late Dr. John D. Engle and moved to Conyngham.

She was fond of reading and gardening, and she was active in the Drums Garden Club and was treasurer for Brainerd Historical Church, Sybertsville, Pa.

In addition to her husband, who died in 1994, and her parents, Janie was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Williams, and a brother, Eulian Brooks Williams Sr.

Surviving are stepchildren, Louise Engle Dove of Maryland, John Thomas Engle, Virginia, and Susan Stancil Engle, Vermont; a brother, James Grey Williams of Alabama; a sister, Eva Mae Williams Cole of North Carolina; nieces and nephews, Sarah J. Pace, William Johnson Pace II, Lee Ann Williams Farcus and Natalie Elizabeth Williams; and five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Rosenstock Funeral Home, 229 W. Broad St., Hazleton, Pa. Her pastor, the Rev. Phil Sanders of First Presbyterian Church, officiated.

Interment took place in Mountain View Cemetery, West Hazleton.

Friends called at the funeral Home Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 201 W. Broad St., Hazleton, PA.

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