Jan. L. Scher

Jan L. Scher, 60, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at Auburn Village, in Auburn.

Mrs. Scher was a 1977 graduate of Huntington North High School. She was a foster mother to more than 160 children. She was an active member of the Make a Wish Foundation and a parent advocate for INSOURCE in Huntington.  She was a wish granter for Make a Wish Foundation. She was a former 4-H leader and recipient of the leader of the year honor.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.  Jan continued to be an active member of 4-H as a judge of photography in Huntington and surrounding counties.   She had coached at the YMCA.

She was born Jan. 1, 1959, in Brooklyn, NY, to Jack and Sharon Dalrymple Lewis, both of whom survive in Huntington.  She married James D. Scher on Sept. 8, 1979, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntington, and he also survives.

Additional survivors are four sons, Joel (Brooke) Scher and Jaythan Scher, both of Huntington,  and Justin (Danielle) Scher and Jowaun (Seth) Scher, both of Auburn; a daughter, Jodie Scher, of Huntington; two brothers, Brad (Robin) Lewis, of Huntington, and Greg (Sheila) Lewis, of Woodburn; a sister, Nikki Schilling, of Huntington; and two grandchildren, Keegan Scher and Mckinlee Scher, both of Auburn.

Calling is Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, with Rev. Stephen Colchin presiding. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Huntington.

Memorials are to Make a Wish Foundation or Give Kids the World, in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN 46750.

Online condolences may be made at  www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com.