Jane Tinder

April 21, 1922 - November 17, 2022 Kennett Square, PA | Age 100 'An innate gift of helping people would truly shine from her heart wherever she was'

Jane Tinder, age 100 of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at Jenner’s Pond.

Jane was born on April 21, 1922 near Frazier, PA to the late Honor and the late Anna Swanenburg. She was the wife of John M. Tinder, who passed away in 1996. They were married on February 12, 1942 and shared 52 years of marriage.

Following graduation from Downingtown High School in 1940 and attending Goldy Business School, Jane became a secretary. After a time of being a stay-at-home Mom, she resumed secretarial work. Jane was well known for completing work in her pleasant and efficient manner.

The things Jane most enjoyed were her family, music, knitting, crocheting, gardening, reading, puzzles and traveling.

Jane was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Jane had an innate gift of helping people that would truly shine from her heart wherever she was.

She is survived by two daughters, Claudia Hidell (Kent) and Diane Lafferty (Philip); three grandchildren, Lisa Lafferty Marvel (Matt), Amy Lafferty Keith (Brandon) and Megan Lafferty Lieberman (Nick); as well as four great grandchildren, Lena Jane Marvel, Brianna Keith, Kiley Keith and Owen Lieberman.

Jane was predeceased by her brother, Charles Swanenburg and sister, Bett Wiley.

A Viewing will be held from 9:00AM to 10:00AM on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Jane’s Celebration of Life will begin at 10:00AM. Interment will be private.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.



November 23, 2022 9:00AM to 10:00AM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Celebration of Life

November 23, 2022 10:00AM Kuzo Funeral Home
250 W. State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348




  1. Oh Jane,

    You were such a wise, sweet, caring woman. Truly one of the best people I’ve met. Your smile, so soft and genuine. Your personality, purely out of this world. You brought enjoyment into the lives of everyone in your presence and will truly be missed.
    Sending an abundance of love and healing energy to you and those who love you!

    Love you Mrs.Jane,
    Aleaya Rivera
    (Care Giver)

    Aleaya Renee Rivera | November 27, 2022 at 2:12 PM
  2. I used to love seeing Jane at Fran’s for breakfast. She was always so cheerful and kind to everyone that she brightened everyone’s day. May God bless her family as they grieve this great loss until they see her again.

    Dolores Rowe | November 23, 2022 at 8:35 AM
  3. Jane was always a breath of fresh air – smiling, joking, positive, upbeat, and kind. At this Thanksgiving time, it is nice to appreciate (and want to emulate) that kind of attitude and give thanks that I had a chance to know and work with Jane and her daughters. My thoughts are with Diane and Claudia today as you have lost a special lady.

    Bill Starnes | November 23, 2022 at 7:39 AM
  4. Claudia and Diane. Your mother,my aunt, was always a loving,kind lady. Although it’s been years since Claire,my wife, and I last lived nearby we cherish her.

    Charles Tinder | November 22, 2022 at 10:58 AM
  5. Dear Family, thank you for sharing Jane with me and my family. She was such a dear soul, a joy to be with. Jane, you were kind, loving, and appreciative to the very last of your days, the grand lady we should all try to be. (Except if anyone got between you and your drumstick.)
    Know that you are, were, and will always be, loved and sorely missed.. You’ve gone home to rest but we’ll meet again.

    Carol Marvel | November 20, 2022 at 1:50 PM
  6. Diane and Family, Thinking of you and your Family as you say Good-bye to your precious Mother. What a glorious old age. As the holidays approach you will continue to celebrate her life by the memories you have made through out the years.
    Russ and Kathy

    Kilmer | November 20, 2022 at 9:22 AM
  7. Claudia and family, my condolences and deepest sympathy

    Ralph Hunter | November 19, 2022 at 7:05 PM
  8. My dear friend.
    Jane, how much I love you and will always remember our good times. You shine so bright and ALWAYS lit up a room. Your voice, you smile, your kindness with always instill a trait in my heart! You are one of my favorite people I felt I could talk to. And am so blessed you may finally be able to go forth and see your other loved ones. Love you and your family. Bless them all and may your journey into transcendence be glorious!
    With love,
    -David Miller
    (Care taker)

    David miller | November 18, 2022 at 4:35 PM

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