Jane K. Birins, 80, of Streator passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022 in Streator.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 29th at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator.
Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, November 29th at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Streator.
Born December 17, 1941 in Chicago she was the daughter of James and Carol (Grundal) Glass.
She is survived by sons, David (Jennifer) Birins of Fitchburg, Wisconsin and Dan Birins of Streator, Illinois; grandchildren, Noah, Cameron, Jack, and Myles; three great grandchildren; a brother in law, Don Beneventi of Granger, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Mike Beneventi of Ankeny, Iowa, Teri (Bob) Mayfield of Grimes, Iowa, Dan Beneventi of Granger, Iowa, and her dog Mandy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Carol Beneventi; and nephews, Greg and Jerry Beneventi.
Raised in Streator she graduated from Streator Township High School in the class of 1960. She later graduated from Northwestern University with a Degree in Education.
Enriching the lives of her students through three decades, she initially taught primary education in Arlington Heights, Illinois before moving back to Streator. In the late 70's she began teaching Second Grade and later managed the Catechetical Studies program for children at St. Mary's School. Eventually she found her dream job teaching Kindergarten at Odell. She taught hundreds of students throughout the years and is well remembered, respected, and loved by those she educated.
Jane enjoyed gardening, working in her yard, taking care of her dogs through the years, and most especially enjoyed visits from her former students. She also loved visiting with her friends & family when she was able.
Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.
Online condolences and remembrances may be shared with the family at www.solontelford.com.