Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jan Curtis

Autism Light #397 is Jan Curtis. 

Jan M. Curtis was a special education teacher in the Lexington School District 1 in Lexington, South Carolina. Jan Curtis was born on June 25, 1959, and passed away on March 3, 2015. Jan leaves a legacy of service to her students with autism. She is survived by her husband Bob Curtis; her son Eric (Amanda) Curtis, her daughter Sarah (Justin) Curtis Wolford, grandaughters, Kendall Marie and Olivia Rose Wolford; and her brother, Lonnie Brooks Munich, II.  Her funeral service was held on March 7, 2015, at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic Church in Columbia, South Carolina. Jan Curtis will be placed on the Autism Light Memorial Roll today

In her obituary it was said of Jan Curtis, "She loved teaching and volunteering with Special Olymics. She never saw a child as special needs, she just saw a child (Legacy.com Obituary for Jan Curtis)."

Jan Curtis graduated from Columbia College in South Carolina. She went on to earn her Master's in Autism from the University of South Carolina.

Gifts in memory of Jan Curtis may be given to the South Carolina Autism Society. You may also leave tributes to Jan on the Shives Funeral Home Website.

Jan Curtis is representative of the dedicated educators who invest their lives in teaching children with autism. Our thoughts are with Jan Curtis' family and the South Carolina autism community who will feel her absence. It is hoped that in Jan's memory young people will be encouraged to go into autism education and shine a light for autism like she did.

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