Jane Elizabeth Hill, 57, of Hillsboro passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at her home.

She was born Nov. 25, 1962 in Wilmington, the daughter of Frederick and Carolyn Sue Barnes Burton.

Jane was an animal care specialist by trade, one of the hardest-working women you’d ever meet. She was an avid animal lover, and passed along that strong love of dogs, cats and horses to her children and grandchildren. Jane learned the pet grooming trade early on and was very passionate about helping every animal she came across.

She was a 1980 graduate of Lynchburg-Clay High School and enjoyed the animal care program at Live Oaks. Jane showed horses in 4-H and was a member of the Hillsboro Eagles Aerie 1161 Auxiliary. Jane was “the life of the party,” free-spirited and lovingly called “Crazy Jane.” Her laugh was immediately recognizable above the noise in any room and most definitely contagious. Jane never met a stranger, was a friend to many and made all feel welcome everywhere with her fun, kind nature. Jane loved her family fiercely.

She is survived by her father, Fred (Georgianna) Burton of Hillsboro; five children, Tracy (Justin) Vilvens of Granville, Jeannine (Adrian) Castresana of Dallas, Texas, Scott Hill of Hillsboro, Erika (Bobby) Harrington of Hillsboro and Paige Hill (Steve Hyser) of Dillsboro, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Meredith and Jack Vilvens, Ava and Lili Castresana, Ian Hill, Isabella and Bentley Harrington; two brothers, Andrew (Janey) Burton of Miamisburg and Phillip Burton of Wilmington; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolyn Sue Burton; paternal grandmother, Mildred W. Burton; and one sister, Vicki Sue Swinford.

A celebration of life will be 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 the Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Following services, there will be a gathering for family and friends at the Lynchburg Firehouse. Please join the family for food, fellowship and stories of Jane.

Burial will follow for the family on Saturday at the Barnes Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Highland County Humane Society, P.O. Box 471, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.turnerfuneralhomes.cc.