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Martha Jane Voltz
September 13, 1940 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
Martha Jane Voltz
Jane Voltz passed away unexpectedly on September 11, 2023, at University Hospital in Beachwood,
Ohio, surrounded by family. Jane was celebrating her upcoming birthday with her daughter Renee at the
casino when God called her home.
Jane was a loving, caring and kind person whose life was devoted to helping others. She brightened the
lives of many with her handwritten cards and visits to hospitals and nursing homes.
Jane enjoyed morning coffee with friends, celebrations with the Killbuck A-Team and lunches with
Pomerene retirees. She looked forward to the annual Killbuck High School Reunion. Jane traveled to
England, Alaska (where she was stranded during the events of September 11, 2001), Texas, the
Caribbean and many places in between with her daughter, family and friends. She showed up faithfully
for Silver Sneakers classes at Kinetics. Jane played countless games of bridge, euchre, hand & foot and
Rummikub, and loved playing the nickel slots. Elvis was always playing on the radio when she was at
Jane was born on September 13, 1940, to Arlie and Golda (Reed) Taylor and grew up on her family’s
farm near Killbuck. She spent eighty years of her life in Killbuck until moving to Berlin three years ago,
where she enjoyed the slow pace, beautiful scenery and listening to music on the square.
Jane graduated from Killbuck High School in 1958 and married Harold Garver on August 13, 1959. They
owned two successful businesses- the Killbuck Sweet Shop and the Quik Chek. With the help of family,
Jane raised her children, Kurt and Renee, after Harold’s death on December 6, 1970. She married Dwight
Voltz on February 29, 1980. Dwight passed away on January 23, 2004.
After more than 30 years of service, Jane retired from Joel Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg as Director
of Volunteers and remained a volunteer until her death.
Jane served as a board member and volunteer at the Holmes County Senior Center, as a member of the
Killbuck Lions Club and Phi Sigma Gamma Sorority, and helped with Killbuck Early American Days. She
also volunteered for the Holmes County Board of Elections. She looked forward to attending church
every Sunday and was a member of the First Church of Christ in Killbuck and also attended Grace Church
Surviving are her children, Kurt (Carice Jameson) Garver of Brinkhaven and Renee (Yasser) Omran of
Millersburg, as well as grandchildren, Taylor (fiancé Pendeza Wadedesi) Omran of Apple Valley Lake,
Yisra Omran of Portage Lakes, and Braheim Omran and Parker Garver, residing with their parents. She
was very proud of all of her grandchildren and had a special relationship with her only granddaughter,
Yisra. Grandma Jane was always supportive of her family and grandchildren, never missing an activity or
event to support them.
Also surviving is Jane’s sister and best friend, Shirley Zachman of Madison, Wisconsin. Surviving nieces
and nephews include Cindy (Greg) Brockmeyer, Jennifer (Mark) Evans, Matthew Zachman (all of
Wisconsin), Keith Zachman of West Virginia, Cathy Cline, Bobbi (Woody) Wilson, Ken Taylor, Joyce (Phil)
Yoder, Trent (Sue) Taylor, Tammi (John) Raber, Craig (Michelle) Taylor, Valerie Shane, Stacie (Kurt)
McDowell, and Drew (Lucy) Taylor, and many others. Surviving sisters-in-law are Charlene Taylor, Laura
Roach, and Betty Garver of Florida. Stepchildren Libby (Rob) Wengerd, Byron (Becky) Voltz, Troy Voltz,
Mitch (Robin) Voltz, and Irene (Jose) Martinez of Texas, survive, as well as step grandchildren and step
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brothers Lynn Taylor and Robert Taylor, and
sister-in-law Helen Taylor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions could be made to the First Church of Christ, 151 E. Front
Street, Killbuck, Ohio, 44637; Pomerene Auxiliary, 981 Wooster Road, Millersburg, Ohio, 44654 or
Wayne/Holmes Hospice, 1263 Glen Drive, Ste. B, Millersburg, Ohio, 44654.
Memorial services will be at the First Church of Christ in Killbuck on Saturday, September 16, at 2pm.