Jane Ann Parres of Owensville, Missouri was born April 10, 1951 in Gary, Indiana to Clarence and Viola (Collier) Miller and passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at the age of 70 years.
She grew up and attended school in various places across the United States and even attended school in France for some time while her father was serving in the United States Army. She graduated from Owensville High School in Owensville, Missouri, Class of 1969.
Following graduation, Jane attended East Central College in Union, where she obtained an Associate’s Degree.
She married Ron Parres on December 31, 1979.
They raised their family in the St. Louis, Missouri area, where Jane worked several jobs, including selling Discovery Toys and working as a bookkeeper for Carmelite Childhood Development Center.
In 2005, she started her own daycare, which she ran and operated until 2009 when her mother Viola passed away. After Viola’s passing, Jane took over the Moon Dance Farm, that specialized in all organic beef and operated it with her farming mentor, Roger Hinson.
Jane was fierce, courageous, generous and an overcomer. In 1992, she had an accident that broke her leg in numerous places. The doctor’s overseeing her care told her that she would never walk again, but she pressed on and eventually became a farmer and involved herself in dance.
Jane also loved music, especially the Grateful Dead, and Jake’s Leg, where she was known as “Queen Jane.” She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Viola Miller.
She is survived by two sons, Ron Parres and wife Jennifer of St. Louis, Missouri and Dustin Parres and wife Nicole of St. Louis, Missouri; three grandchildren, Viola, Cameron and Zoey Parres, all of St. Louis, Missouri; brother, John Miller and wife Ruth of Little Rock, Arkansas; other extended relatives and friends.
Arrangements for cremation have taken place.
Visitation will be held from 9:30-10-45 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
A further Celebration of Life will be held from 12:15-3 p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Moon Dance Farm with an outdoor luncheon served at 1 p.m.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.