September 16, 1931 ~ February 10, 2021
Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
Sarah Jane Proffitt passed away peacefully on February 10, 2021. She was born on Sept. 16, 1931, in Pueblo, Colo., where she was raised. She graduated from Centennial High School and received her teaching degree from Colorado Teachers’ College (now UNC) in Greeley. She taught many years in District 60. She played flute most of her life and was a member of the Pueblo Symphony, and Pueblo Municipal Band, as well as countless other musical groups. She had many flute students over the years. Most of her life revolved around her music and the activities of First United Methodist Church where she was a life-long member. She was a Bell Choir Director, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Sunday school teacher and group leader of High School youth, choir member, and church council leader.
Jane was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, John L. Proffitt. She is survived by children, Sarah Kastendieck (Hill), Tom Hill, Jeremiah Proffitt, married to Chandra Proffitt; and son-in-law, Richard Kastendieck. She was greatly loved by her grandchildren: Heath Kastendieck, Kendra Kastendieck, Dylan Hill, Logan Hill, Paden Davis (Proffitt), and Lili Davis (Proffitt), and Atlas Proffitt. She also leaves a stepdaughter, Valerie Young (Proffitt).
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund or General Fund.
A memorial service for immediate family will be held Feb. 16, at First United Methodist Church. Following the service, the recording will be posted online at FUMC Pueblo on YouTube or the church’s Facebook page: @First United Methodist Church-Pueblo, Colorado. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com