Jane G. Maddox
March 05, 1934 - December 16, 2012
Jane G. Maddox, of Birmingham, died December 16, 2012 following a brief illness. She was 78 years old. Jane was born March 5, 1934 in Meadville, Pennsylvania to parents Olive (nee Jones) and James Germany. Jane spent her younger years in Meadville, PA and Mansfield, Ohio, where she graduated from Mansfield Senior High School. She then attended the University of Michigan, where she became a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. She graduated with a degree in Education and taught high school English in Plymouth, Michigan for several years.

After her three children, Jack, Jim and Mary were in school full-time, she went back to college and received a Master's degree in Psychology from Oakland University. She was a therapist for over 30 years and practiced up until the time of her death. Jane loved to travel the world with her friends and learn about other cultures and their history. She had a voracious appetite for reading and looked forward to intellectual discussions with the book group she belonged to for the past 40 years.

She loved spending time with her seven grandchildren and was always so proud of them. Family was very important to her, and she treasured her time with them at her cottage in northern Michigan. Jane's compassion knew no bounds and she was a generous supporter of many charities. Jane was loved by many, and will be missed by those whose lives she touched.

Jane is survived by her loving children, Jack (Molly) Maddox, Jim (Marilyn) Maddox and Mary (Scott) Currie; grandchildren, Nancy, Laura (Derek), John, Anne, Rob, Emily, and Tom. She is also survived by her brother, Jim (Cass) Germany and sister, Mary (Jack) Jeffries.

A memorial gathering will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Rd. (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Friday 4-8pm. Memorial service at Christ Church Cranbrook, 470 Church Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Saturday 10am.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter, 20300 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48076 or charity of donor’s choice.
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My deepest sympathies to all of Jane' family. We had been friends for 25yrs and she spoke of all of you with pride & love. Jane touched me dearly and I will miss her greatly. You are all in my thoughts & prayers.

Janet S Belcoure

I am one of the many grateful clients who worked with Jane in therapy. I'd like to say to Jane, Thank-you for all you've given me. I could never have done any of this without hour help. You are such a beautiful and caring person. I'm so lucky I got to meet and work with you. Thank-you for being alive in my lifetime. I'll never forget you. Words cannot express. See you someday. Carol

Carol Ghesquiere

Jane was a true rarity. Her genuine concern, care and compassion were always evident in every interaction. She was a gift to the world and will leave a lasting effect on my life.

An appreciative client

I was devastated when I heard of Jane's death. I was her client, but I felt that she loved and cared about me as if I were a daughter. What a beautiful peson we have lost. I will continue to use Jane's sound advice and make her proud, with hope we will meet again some day. Love, Karen

Karen Lynn

It was with great shock and sadness that we learned of Jane's passing. We know that all her children and grand children will miss her dearly, as all who knew her will. And we know that in time the strength of her warmth and graciousness will always be a reminder of what a wonderful person she was. And that her great character will live on and be remembered in her family throughout their lives.

The DeGroots in Florida

Jane was my friend and incidentally my therapist. In retrospect I am unable to discover which role came first. I found Jane to be of the ilk whom one would strike up a conversation with at Kroger whilst waiting in line. She helped me so much with my own self perceptions, indeed, the outlook of myself has improved drastically since we became friends. Please God, grant peace to Jane's family at this time as we can all be certain that she will be one of the "Five People We Meet in Heaven." Everyone who knew her is better off from the experience.

Patricia S.

I want to extend my deepest sympathy to Jane's family. Jane was simply amazing. With her professional guidance and sage wisdom, she helped me follow a path that changed my life. She was so happy for my successes, so genuinely delighted for me. I would not be in the good place I am today without her and I will miss her dearly. Thank you Jane. I know there is a special place in heaven for you.


Jack, Molly, Jim, Mary and family ~ I am so very sorry to hear of Jane's death. She was so kind, and had such a comforting way about her. May you take solace in knowing she helped so many people and I'm sure, saved many lives. I'd run into her often at the office and just the few minutes we'd chat in the hallway, would always make me feel better. She's an angel in heaven for sure.

Diane Goad

I owe my life to Jane. I'm alive because of her. More importantly, I learned to want to be alive because of her. Jane accepted me as a client over 20 years ago when I'd called and been turned down by dozens of other clinics and therapists because of my financial limitations and level of illness. Jane met with me and she allowed me to pay a reduced fee because of my income. Slowly, with her support and belief in me, I became healthy enough to stay out of hospitals, and to work and pay my fair share. She taught me so much about life and how to face it, both through her words and her example. Her compassion, knowledge, humor, and rock-solidness gave me the strength to go out into the world after many years of barely living. Thank you, Jane. I love you and can't believe you're gone. Your enthusiasm for life and the way you lived your life is like a pebble in a pond. Your influence has changed the world for the better in endless ripples. I'm a better daughter, worker, and human being because of what you taught me, and now my healthier state of mind is making things better for my mom, my brothers, my co-workers, the children I care for where I work, and so on. Endless ripples. Beautiful, strong, kind, and never stopped working. Helping others to the end. I miss you terribly, Jane. Your family was so lucky to have you. I love you too. Thank you, teacher. I'll never forget you. I wasn't ready to say goodbye. It's like having to say goodbye to the sun. You were such a good person. Such a shining example. I hope to live up to your belief in me.

Patty Favazza

My deepest sympathy to Jane's family, she loved all of you so much and this was abundantly apparent to me during my interaction with her. Jane was my therapist and I'll never forget our first phone conversation and the compassion in her voice that in retrospect, I know was divine intervention. Jane changed my life and I'm still processing the loss and the only consolation is the realization of how lucky I was to have had her a part of my life for 4+ years. Jane was a Godsend that returned to heaven and I know that in prayer she will continue to provide me therapy, when needed. :-)

A Distraught (yet Grateful) Patient

It was with great sadness that we learned of Jane's unexpected passing. She was such a special person and touched so many lives. We only knew Jane professionally, but we considered her a friend because that was just what she was, a friend to many. May you find comfort in knowing that she is in a better place. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sorrow.

Karen and Don Patterson

As seen by the above testimonials, Jane was so special in very different and unique ways to many. Your mom, grandmother, sibling, was a wonderful person, who made a positive impact on the lives of many. I am still devasted to hear she has passed, but, also consider myself very fortunate to have met and known her, for over 20 years. My condolences to her family and friends. I know her spirit will live on. Bless you, Jane. We will miss you!

Karen Antila



To The Maddox Family: Her beautiful smile, it seems unfair that death should have the power to take away someone we love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to laug with, or hold you loved one can be most difficult, to bear. Jesus Christ boldly promised: "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear in (Jesus) voice and come out." (John 5:21,28,29) Since Jesus made the promise, it is safe to assume that he is willing and able to do so. His Father, Almight God has promise us at Revelation 21:4, he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and Death will be no more." May you find comfort in these scripture and faith in them for he "cannot lie." (Titus 1:2)

Geneva McClendon

My sincere condolences to Jane's family today on her birthday. She will always be remembered as the kind and generous person she was. She was one of those rare, once in a lifetime, type people I was lucky to have known.


It is almost a year since we lost one of the world's greatest assets. I miss her so bad. Peace to all her family.


It is so hard losing someone who is irreplaceable and I'll always miss Jane. How lucky I was to have known her and learn from her wisdom. Peace to her family, friends, and clients.


My condolences to the entire family. I moved from Michigan and was searching for Jane. This came up. I am so sorry for your loss. I admired , respected and loved Jane. Her love for family will live on. Bless you all.

Peggy Spencer

I just learned of Jane's passing and am very saddened. I was one of her clients, she helped me tremendously, I still remember our times together always leaving feeling better than when I came in. You will be missed.


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