Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1967 RJC

Janey Johnson BETTY JANE "JANEY" JOHNSON KENNEDY, 56, died Nov. 17, 2005 in Eastland, TX. She was the beloved teacher in Strawn Independent School District, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger, TX. Ms. Kennedy was born March 24, 1949 in Ranger to C.W. (Wallace) & Wanda Jo Ketchersid Johnson. She lived all her life in Ranger, graduating from Ranger High School, Ranger Jr. College & Tarleton State University where she received a M.Ed. She was Band Sweetheart her senior year at RHS. Ms. K, as she was affectionately called by her students and fellow teachers, began teaching as a circuit teacher in Peaster, Brock and Poolville. Twenty-seven years ago, she came to Strawn as a classroom teacher. Ms. K always demanded the best from her students. Her greatest desire was that the students she taught learn to do better and make better lives for themselves. She loved her students without exception. Ms. K was an avid Greyhound fan. She supported every Greyhound team with her presence. She painted signs, participated in skits and thought up ways to cheer them on. Every playoff team has a memory of the "something" special she did for them. Jane Kennedy was a Magnolia. The Mags were a group of four teachers who had taught a total of more than 100 years in the Strawn District. She was preceded in death by another Magnolia, Sandra Nowak. She leaves behind two loving Magnolias, Linda Whitefield and Jennifer Elmore. Jane was also a crafter. She created stained glass art, crocheted and made many beautiful scrapbooks. She was also a competitor who loved any kind of game. One of her favorites was bocci ball. Jane leaves behind her mother, Jo Johnson of Ranger, Pat Stewart, loving companion; one aunt, Pat Martin; one great- uncle, Doug Johnson of Mineral Wells; several cousins and hundreds of loving students whose lives were forever changed because they knew Ms. K. She was preceded in death by her father, Wallace, a brother Wayne Johnson (RHS-1971) and a sister Judy Ann Johnson.