Jane Towner, wife of former professor Sib Towner, dies

RICHMOND, VA (March 2, 2020) — Jane M. Towner, educator, conservation advocate, lifelong Northern Neck community leader, and wife of former Union Presbyterian Seminary Emeritus Professor of Old Testament W. Sibley “Sib” Towner, has died. She was 81.

Towner is responsible for numerous environmental and historical preservation efforts near her home in Kilmarnock, Virginia. She also was a founding officer of the Hospice Program at St. Mary’s Hospital in Virginia.

She was married to Professor Towner for 61 years until his death in 2018.