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Jane Ellen Dibden

Jane Ellen Dibden was born June 4, 1958 to Arthur James and Jean Idella (Thompson) Dibden in Galesburg. Illinois. She has been a resident of Forgan, Oklahoma since 2013 and was the minister of the Gate and Forgan Methodist Churches. She attended college and got her Master’s Degree.  She has been a member of the church for over forty years.

Jane passed on January 5, 2015 in Ochiltree County, Texas at the age of fifty six.

She is survived by her son, Arthur Schwab of Forgan, Oklahoma; her daughters, Pastor Lisa Schwab of Charleston, Maine, Amy Turner, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jasmine Schwab, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jessica Schwab, Forgan, Oklahoma; her mother, Jean Dibden, Augusta, Maine; her brother, Paul Dibden, Augusta, Maine and a host of other relatives and friends.




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I knew this wonderful lady. God gave me a chance to meet her at church in Forgan Ok. where she preached. Me my grandfather and grandmother all loved her. Thanks so much for all the wonderful times we had Mrs. Jane. I remember when we went to the sand dunes in Beaver Ok. She would not let me out of her sight after we saw the snake. I miss you so much Mrs. Jane. You are not just survived by your kids, you are survived by me too. You where the best and always will be the best. I love you with all my heart. I am sending up my love to you from down here on Earth. Thanks so much for all the good times we had. I'm sorry that it had to end. Love you

girll#12 Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

Paul and family, I am so sorry to hear of you sisters passing, but realize she is still with us in spirit. I believe Paul that 30 or so years ago you and I met in Winchester,WV. 1980  was the year that the 1st ever Methodist Festival Choir practiced for 3 days and went touring Europe. I was called Big Bob from Texas. I will never forget you nor your faith in our Lord.

Robert Palmer Aug 10 2015 12:00 AM

I cannot believe I was so lucky to have known her.  I belonged to the Colby Mary Low dining crowd, named this way because our crowd met there every day with Jane joining us on some.  She joined us there, sharing her humour and brilliant intelligence, demonstrating that good was a probable while breaking the cynics and the jaded with the art of her goodness.  Eventually we had to share her with others as she went off to make her family and establish a life's work.  I took the memory of those Mary Low dinners with me and they became part of my armor for difficult times.

Susanna Schneider Apr 6 2015 12:00 AM

To Dibden Family

Our love and prayers are with you.   The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7) Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences.


Pastors Leonard & Mary
Amazing Grace Church, Inc.
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Pastors Leonard & Mary Green Jan 17 2015 12:00 AM

After meeting at Colby College we were lucky enough to have Jane as the nanny to our children for two summers at the Theater at Monmouth in Monmouth, Maine. Though we didn't see her regularly through the years, she was a part of our family back then and we know her family will miss her now.

Kim Gordon and Richard Sewell Jan 14 2015 12:00 AM

I was surprised and truly saddened to hear of Pastor Dibden's passing. From the time I first met her at Erskine Academy where Lisa, Amy and Jasmine attended high school, I was always taken by her genuine sincerity, kindness and thoughtfulness along with the true interest she had for others. Her passing is a great loss not only to those who knew her, but to all those in our society who seek good in the world. She will be truly missed.

Don Poulin Jan 12 2015 12:00 AM

The staff of Personal Health Partners wishes to extend heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and "church family" of Pastor Jane Dibden. She was a delightful person!

Nan Bertone - Personal Health Partners Jan 12 2015 12:00 AM

I am very saddened to hear of Jane's passing.  She was a very good friend from high school, I have great memories of her smile, our time together in band and choir, her kindness to all.  Prayers to her family.

Lori Pillsbury Jan 12 2015 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.  I grew up in church with Jane and her family and it is like a part of the family has moved on.  God bless her family.  May you find peace in the Creator who knows all and is the only one who can give true peace as you deal with the loss of your mom, sister & daughter.

Kristen Savage Phelps Jan 10 2015 12:00 AM

I am still trying to accept that Jane is no longer here on this earth with us. Jane was the sweetest, most sincere person that I have ever met. She was my sister in Christ, friend, mentor, teacher. She was so very much a part of my discerning the call to ministry. If I needed prayer-she was a phone call away. Some days when I needed prayer-I would open the door and there she was eager to take my hand and pray over me. She was fearless in her faith and the Word of God was always on her lips and in her heart. To Arthur, Lisa, Amy, Jasmine, and Jessica your mother touched so many lives for the good and she certainly left this world in a better place. Be strong in the faith in which your dear mom raised you and know we mourn with you in the passing of one of God's earthly angels who now sleeps and sings among the stars of heaven.

Jen Reed Jan 9 2015 12:00 AM

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