Jane M. (Spacek) Bender, 73, of Reading passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023 in Berks Heim. Born in Pottstown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Vera (Mamatuck) Spacek. Jane was the loving wife of Edmund W. Bender and together they would have shared 50 years of marriage in July. She graduated from Pottsgrove High School and received an Associate Degree from Goldey-Beacom College. Jane was the Secretary Treasurer for Alsace Township for 30 years before her retirement. She enjoyed pottery and playing clarinet in high school. She was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church. Jane spent many years alongside her best friend, Theresa Wenner on all types of road trips, mischief, and adventures with their children and families. Jane loved golden retrievers and most of all she cherished spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Edmund, Jane is survived by her children, Scott B. Bender, of Oley and Adam J. Bender, of Reading. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Athanasius and Dominic. She is preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Spacek.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 11:00 am in Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, 3121 Kutztown Road, Reading, PA 19605. The family will receive friends and relatives on Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in Bean Funeral Homes, Hampden Heights, 1605 Rockland Street, Reading, PA 19604. Interment will follow the mass on Friday, January 13th at Forest Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Jane Bender to either Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue at www.dvgrr.org or Mary’s Shelter at www.marysshelter.org or 615 Kenhorst Blvd., Reading, PA 19611. Bean Funeral Homes, Hampden Heights is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com.