Westport resident Jane Turner Terpening, a former schoolteacher, died Nov. 10 at the Honey Hill Rehabilitation Center in Norwalk. She was 88.
Born on May 15, 1922, in Phoenix, N.Y., Terpening was the wife of Marshall Terpening. A graduate of Phoenix High School and Oswego State Teachers College, Terpening taught for more than 10 years, beginning in a one-room schoolhouse in Booneville, N.Y., and then for a class of 30 ninth-graders in Rochester, N.Y.
Terpening was an active member of the Unitarian Church in Westport and managed the book cart for many years. She was instrumental to introducing a drug program in Westport during the 1970s called Project Renaissance, an offshoot of Daytop Village. She served for five years on its board of directors.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons John of San Geronimo, Calif., and Lawrence of Stratford; brother Stuart of Phoenix; and sister Winnie of Taneytown, Md.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Unitarian Church in Westport. Memorial contributions in Terpening's name may be made to the organization of one's choice.
Shaughnessey Banks Funeral Home, 50 Reef Road, Fairfield, is handling arrangements. Online condolence can be left on the Shaughnessey website .
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