Jane Bohannon Pittenger, 77, of Reston, Virginia, died on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Born in Richmond, Virginia on May 17, 1946, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Helen Redmond Bohannon.

Jane grew up in Lunenburg County, Virginia.  After graduating from Victoria High School in 1964, she attended Westhampton College graduating with a B.A. in English.  Jane had a varied career including English teacher in Chesterfield County, Virginia, Research Librarian in Baltimore County, Maryland, and more recently Administrative Assistant for Fairfax County Public Schools.

Jane was a talented and creative individual who enjoyed the fiber arts, particularly needlework.  She was a certified member of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) and frequently volunteered her time to causes/organizations she believed in; being a fierce advocate for herself and her loved ones.

She is survived by her brother, Ray M. Bohannon of Ashland, Virginia; her husband of 45 years, Donald Pittenger of Reston, Virginia; three children, Michael Atkinson of Centreville, Virginia; Elizabeth Sturgeon of Sterling, Virginia and Ellen Pittenger of Richmond, Virginia; as well as three grandchildren, William Sturgeon, Mia Sturgeon and Laina Darter.

The funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 2:30 pm at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA,  with the burial following at Lakeview Cemetery in Victoria, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org).  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Beth Cao-Nguyen

    16 November 2023 3 months ago

    Ellen and Family – My deepest sympathies. May God’s Love and Grace fill your hearts and bring you comfort during this time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Beth

  2. Gloria shea

    16 November 2023 3 months ago

    Don, Elizabeth, ELLEN
    There are no words that I can say to ease your pain in the passing of Jane, my best friend. She was such a wonderful person, and I will cherish every minute that we spend together. I will keep you and your whole family in my prayers, and I will always keep, your mother, your wife, Don in my heart. May God bless all of you, and keep you strong.

  3. Arja

    17 November 2023 3 months ago

    Jane will be in my heart forever. My deepest condolences to all her beloved family.

  4. Tammie Neubert

    18 November 2023 3 months ago

    Ellen and Family, I never had the chance to meet Jane, but in many talks with Ellen, I know now much she loved her children, her grandchildren and her husband and worked so hard to make a difference in their lives. Each of you will be in my prayers. May you be comforted by each other, the presence of God and the presence of those He sends to be near you.

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