Jane E. O’Malia, 94, lifelong Indianapolis resident, passed away at home July 11, 2021. Jane was born October 15, 1926, to the late Patrick and Delia (Conway) Gaughan.
She graduated from St. John Academy and Marian College with honors. Jane was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church, prior to becoming a charter member of St. Jude Catholic Church. Jane enjoyed being in the St. Jude and Knights of Columbus choirs through the years. She loved children and was the playground supervisor for years at St. Jude, where she was affectionately referred to as “Mrs. O”. Jane was an avid tennis player and never turned down an opportunity to attend the U.S. Open. Above all, Jane was an incredible wife, mom, grandma, sister, and aunt. She was her children’s biggest cheerleader, attending countless CYO sporting events. Jane will be fondly remembered by her loving family and many friends for her loving, caring manner, and delightful sense of humor.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, David P. O’Malia; sisters, Helen Dale and Mary Allen; brother, Patrick Gaughan.
Survivors include her children, Patrick (Karen) O’Malia, Maureen (Mike) Leslie, Monica (Eric) Baugh, and Sean O’Malia; sister, Rose Johnson; grandchildren, Thomas O’Malia, Kari (Evan) Brock, Sammy, Andrew, and Carly Baugh; great grandchildren, Brady, Reagan, and Audrey.
Jane’s Life Celebration® visitation will be Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 4 to 8 p.m., at the O’Riley Funeral Home, where morning prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m., Thursday, in St. Jude Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the C.Y.O.; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.ORileyFuneralHome.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.