Jane Anthony Wobser


Jane Anthony Wobser, age 53, of Findlay, peacefully passed away with her loving family by her side on Sunday, September 23, 2018, after a four 1/2-year fight with ovarian cancer.
   She was born on September 16, 1965, in Reading, PA to Helen Phoebe Anthony and the late William B. Anthony III. Jane graduated from Milan High School in Milan, Michigan. She was an accomplished high school diver, winning two state diving titles in 1981 and 1982. She was later inducted into Milan High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame. 
Jane received an athletic scholarship to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she continued her diving career while completing her BA degree in Retail Merchandising. While at the University of Tennessee, Jane earned four varsity letters, four All American titles and qualified for the 1988 Olympic Trials. She was Tennessee’s first ever female diver to reach All American status. Jane was inducted into the University of Tennessee Hall of Fame in 2009. 
While at Tennessee Jane met fellow Tennessee Volunteer and All-American swimmer Jeffrey D. Wobser. They were married June 11, 1988. Their life took Jane and Jeff to various cities, Mansfield, OH, Louisville, KY, Baton Rouge, LA, Nashville, TN and finally to Findlay, OH in 2001.
Findlay became home to Jane. She continued to pursue her love of diving serving as the Head Diving Coach for Bowling Green State University (2002-2006), University of Findlay (2006-2014), and Findlay High School (2015-2016). Jane formed the Findlay Diving Team in 2003, an age group program where children could learn to dive. 
Coaching was Jane’s passion. She loved being on the pool deck and coaching her divers. Her goal was to teach them how to compete both on the diving boards and in life. Jane believed that, through sport, athletes could learn valuable life lessons that will help them to be successful in life and be a contributing member of their community.
Jane also worked as the Financial Planning Coordinator for Clyde Federal Credit Union from 2004-2011 and 2014-2016 as the north side Branch Manager for Impact Credit Union.
Jane was a member of First Lutheran Church of Findlay. She was a volunteer for the Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary. Jane and Jeff co-chaired the Capital Campaign for Awakening Minds Art. Jane enjoyed spending time with family and friends, beach vacations, Corgis, and a bottle of good wine.  
In addition to her husband Jeff, Jane is survived by her mother, Helen Phoebe Anthony, of Saline, MI a sister Sue (Don) Tomford of Saline, MI, a brother Scott Anthony, of Oxnard, CA, nieces Ashley (James) Golden, Kimberly (Ryan) Sanders, Kristy (Matt) Gorman, and Kari (Ryan) Allison all of Michigan. Her Mother-in-law Barbara M. Wobser, and Father-in-law David J. (Janet) Wobser all live in Findlay, Ohio. Jane is also survived by her great nieces and nephews Jillian Golden, Madeline Sanders, Evelyn Sanders, Kate Gorman, Ella Gorman, Jack Allison, and Benjamin Allison.
There will be visitation Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm and Friday, September 28, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 am. A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of the Friday visitation at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Pastor Art Wilde will officiate. Interment will be private. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Jane’s favorite charity, Awakening Minds Art (http://www.awakeningmindsart.org/donate.html). The family welcomes online condolences at www.coldrencrates.com.
Jane’s family extends a special thank you to nurses and aides at Bridge Home Hospice who were a true godsend through Jane’s final months, days and hours.

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