Jane Vajnar, 73, of Tampa died Monday at Salem Home in Hillsboro.
She was born Aug. 30, 1939, in Carneiro to Ben and Maggie Lee (Jones) Cook. She was a school teacher and wrote for the Hillsboro Star-Journal and Marion County Record in her later years as a columnist, community correspondent, and covering Tampa and Durham city councils.
She married Robert Vajnar on Aug. 23, 1970, in Carneiro. He predeceased her in 2003.
A celebration of life service was to be at 10 a.m. today at Durham Baptist Church. Burial will be at Durham Park Cemetery, rural Durham.
Memorial funds have been established with the church and the Tampa library.