Born: November 28, 1937
Died: January 03, 2013
Adriana Lathrop Jahna, 75, of Lake Wales, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Winter Haven Hospital.
She was born November 28, 1937, daughter of the late Robert and Diana Lathrop of Lyme, CT. Following graduation from St. Mary's-in-the-Moun-tains, Littleton, NH, boarding school, she went to Webber College, Babson Park. She met and married Noel (Budgie) Clyde Jahna, (son of Emil R. Jahna, Sr.) of Lake Wales on August 25, 1956. He died in April, 1964 in a tragic auto accident.
In addition to raising her five daughters, she was employed by E.R. Jahna Industries until her retirement. A fine golfer she played in numerous events around the State and was a long-time volunteer for the yearly Ben Hill Griffin Charity Tournament at the Lake Wales Country Club where she was a member. Not only was Adriana an excellent athlete and bridge player, she was an artist with flowers, designing exotic arrangements of lkebana and other styles.
She was very knowledgeable about Early American and Victorian era antiques and decorative objects. In the past few years she took a keen interest in researching and expanding the genealogy and history of her New England family lines.
She maintained a life-long membership in the DAR, belonged to The Society of Mayflower Descendants, active in the Colonial Dames, and member of the University of Florida Gator Booster Club.
She is survived by her daughters: Julie Pearson of Babson Park, Adriana Jahna of Windermere, Elizabeth Jahna Lee of Naperville, IL, Jennifer Fugate of Lake Wales, Antoinette "Toni" Jahna of Lake Wales. She was the proud grandmother of her grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Diana Bouchard of Nashua, NH, brother Robert W. Lathrop of Louisville, CO, and brother Sheldon M. Lathrop of Amherst, NH.
There will be a gathering of family and friends on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, from 4:30 until 6:30 PM at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Lake Wales. Private burial will be held at the Lake Wales Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made in Adriana's name to the Lake Wales Care Center, 140 E. Park Avenue, Lake Wales, FL 33853..