Jane E. Bliss, 56, of Newcomerstown, passed away March 5, 2009, at her residence. Her wishes were to be cremated and no services were planned. The Addy Funeral Home in Newcomerstown is assisting the family.

She was born March 14, 1952, in Cambridge, the daughter of the late Albert J. and Virginia M. (Murray) Marstrell.

She owned and operated the former Blisco Restaurant and Bar for 10 years and operated Janes Pre-School of Newcomerstown for 18 years. She loved to teach and touched the hearts of many children.

Mrs. Bliss was a member of the Port Washington congregation of Jehovah's Witness and was baptized on March 2, 2009.

She founded the Heels Down 4-H Horse Club, was head advisor and was called "Boss Mare." She was an avid member of the Newcomerstown Saddle Club and founded the Patch of Bliss Equestrian Center on Stocker Ridge Road. It was her dream to give kids the opportunity to learn and enjoy equestrian sports.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother and loving wife. She devoted her life to helping and benefiting others.

On June 15, 1978, she married Steve A. Bliss of Newcomerstown, who survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Jolinda (George) Kistler of Newcomerstown, Sara (Tim) Bliss-Sparks of St. Kitts Island, West Indies, and Stevie Jo Bliss of Newcomerstown; three grandchildren, Madison, Mackenzie and Molly Kistler; several nieces and nephews; three brothers, David Marstrell of Virginia, Gary Marstrell of Newcomerstown and Paul (Kathryn) Marstrell of Newcomerstown; three sisters, Peggy (Paul) McCrory of Georgia, Barbara (David) Pinski of Wooster and Susan Wanamaker of Newcomerstown; special aunt, Irene Marstrell; and special friends, Melinda Patete, Marion Wright, Melba and Steve Guy and Tabitha Sterns.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Timmy Marstrell; and her sister, Patty Baker.

Memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Research, c/o Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn.: Gift Management Services, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.addyfuneralhome.com.