She was born September 13, 1950 in Nashville, Tennessee, to the late Edward Oneal and Martha Quinlan Moon.
Jane graduated from St. Bernard’s Academy in Nashville, TN in 1968 where she served as Class President. She then got her degree in Home Economics at The University of Tennessee. Further education includes: graduate of the University of Tennessee Government Leadership Program, 2006; Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute, Charleston, SC; Continuing Education Studies.
She was heavily involved in the City of Johnson City, where was Elected to Johnson City Commissioner in 2005; served as Vice-Mayor from 2007 to 2008; held the office of Mayor from December 18, 2008 to May 2011. Jane was also a local business owner, with her husband Jim, of Jane’s Lunch Box and Black Tie Formal Wear.
Prior to her rise to Mayor, Jane served on the following: Tri-Cities Airport Commission, Johnson City Commission/Washington County Commission, Johnson City Senior Citizens Board, Johnson City Public Library Board, Johnson City/Washington County Area Chamber Executive Committee and Chairman of Foundation Board, Tennessee Municipal League, 1st District Chair, National League of Cities–Women in Government Committee.
She was the President and Chairman of the following: American Heart Association, Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, Johnson City Area Arts Council, Johnson City/Washington County Area Chamber of Commerce.
Jane also served on the Public Building Authority, Monday Club Auxiliary, Chamber Youth Leadership, St. Mary’s Church boards, First Tennessee Development District Board, Junior Achievement and Junior League of Johnson City.
Her personal accomplishments and initiatives during her tenure in Johnson City Government include the following: Co-founder of a city-wide, award-winning health initiative, “Up & At 'Em!”, received several state wide awards including the Governor’s “Shining Star Award”, 2007 Havlick Award for Innovation in local government, the highly successful Thanksgiving morning “Turkey Trot Family 5K Race and Family Fun Walk,” a direct programming result of “Up and at ‘Em!”, started the “Fit to Play” camp at the Parks and Recreation summer playground program, assisted with the development of the “Color My World Healthy” with Medical Library of East Tennessee State University at Carver Recreation Center, created for more open government during her mayoral term held “Tuesday Talks” and morning coffee with the mayor at the JC Public Library, started “Day of Service” cleanup projects with local business, churches, developed and held an Employment Information Workshop to assist local citizens in employment pursuits and career opportunities, recipient of the Johnson City, Jonesborough, Washington County Area Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Award for 2008.
In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her husband James Henry “Jim” Myron of Johnson City, in 2007.
She is survived by her sister Judy Ann Moon, and brother Edward Oneal Moon Jr (Kathy), nephews Edward Oneal Moon III (Blair) and Joseph Robert Moon, great-nieces Anniston, Brighton, and Kinsley Moon, and great-nephew Neal Moon.
Jane’s family will receive friends Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 4:00-7:00 P.M. in the East Parlor of Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
The Funeral Mass will be conducted Friday at 1:00 P.M. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 2211 E. Lakeview Dr., Johnson City, with Father Dustin Collins, officiating.
Interment will follow in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Edward Oneal Moon III, Joseph Robert Moon, Gary Mabry, Rick Gordon, Phil Carriger, Kimball Sterling, and Bill Benedetto.
In-lieu-of flowers, donations may be made in Jane’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the charity of your choice.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN 37601, is serving the Myron family. (423)928-6111