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Jane Kenlon Wands, 96, Of Yonkers, U.S. Army WWII First Lieutenant

YONKERS, N.Y. – Jane Kenlon Wands, of Yonkers passed away Dec. 6, 2014, peacefully among her family. She was 96.

Wands was the oldest of seven children of Marie Burke and Francis Xavier Kenlon, of Mount Vernon. She graduated as an RN from St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing in New York, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was discharged as a first lieutenant. She was an active member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Yonkers for more than 50 years. Her faith, family and friends were the most important parts of her life.

She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Edward Wands. She is survived by her seven children, Thomas (Patricia); Mary Jane Vurucuoglu (Ali); Gerald (Regina Richards); Peg Smith; Regina Butcher (Thomas); Michael (Mary); and Patricia Bell (Michael). She also is survived by her sister; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Province of St. Mary of Capuchin Order to support the retired Friars, St. Clare Friary, 110 Shonnard Place, Yonkers, NY 10703.

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