Jane Roes

July 1, 1944 - November 24, 2020
Jane Roes


Jane Choplin Roes, 76 of Huntersville died November 24, 2020. She was born on July 1, 1944 in Missouri to the late David and Louise Choplin.

Jane is well known as an active Ministry Partner of Lake Forest Church, Huntersville. She also helped to start the Lake Norman Community Bible Study. But, as her family, we know her as a non-horseback riding, non-jet-skiing, shoe collecting, shopaholic (we are still receiving boxes from Zulily). A woman who hated being called a Proverbs 31 woman but was one anyway. She was always ready to laugh, always ready to make us laugh, and never met a stranger (especially restaurant servers and store clerks – who would tell her their entire life stories) She was a nails and hair fashionista, who was a non-skiing, travel loving, grandson spoiling, Blumenthal Theater loving, thespian.

She enjoyed being an Open Kitchen eating, Holder-of-Court (on the condo back porch and Lake Forest tall back table), retired great cook (“I know how to cook, I just don’t”), music loving, dad-joke eye rolling, single eyebrow raising (when angry), prayer warrior, mentor, and master of a strong-willed-child (Courtney).

She was an avid reader, seasonal themed decorator with immaculate penmanship. She was a Hallmark movie and HGTV watching, non-Marvel/StarWars watching, crossword puzzle wizard, who was a good listener, master hugger, and Jesus-loving Home Group co-leader. She was a tenacious, humble, and adventurous companion, who loved her family, loved making memories, keeping traditions and she made friends easily. She was a thoughtful mother-in-law, an amazing grandmother, a precious mother, and perfect match (54 years) for Allen.

Survivors include her husband Allen Roes; daughter, Gina Roes of Huntersville; son, Courtney Roes and wife Krista of Kandern, Germany; grandson, Alex; sister, Sara Brady; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Choplin. Her brother David Choplin preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 PM Tuesday, December 1 at Lake Forest Church in Huntersville. Due to Covid restrictions, only 100 attendees will be permitted (Registration required). There is also the option to view the service via livestream. For all links pertaining to the service, memorial gifts and messages to the family, please navigate through this site.


Memorial Service

December 1st, 2020
6:30 PM US Eastern Standard Time

Lake Forest Church - Huntersville, NC
8519 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078

The Memorial Service was a beautiful time to honor and celebrate Jane Roes' life.


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henry harden
Dec 12, 2020

I will always remember the quick smile and agreeable attitude she had as soon as she recognized me. Our conversations always left me feeling better about myself. A true lady who made the world a better place and left memories to be cherished forever...

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Anne Hudgens
Dec 05, 2020

Praying for your hearts For peace and joy in the sorrow.

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Jody Roth
Dec 04, 2020

I am so very sorry. Janes smile will be in my mind forever. I will never forget how welcoming and kind she was. She will be missed. My heart is with you all.

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Bob and Maria Lemon
Dec 02, 2020

Allen, Gina, Courtney and Krista: Bob and I miss you all. We are so sad for all of you. I know that Jane is happy to be with our savior. But we are sad she’s not still here. Jane, to me, was a ferocious hugger, an authentic giver and listener. Know that we will miss her and know that we are praying for all of you.

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Reesa Schultz
Dec 02, 2020

This was a nice celebration for Jane. A lot of kind words for a wonderful lady. I am going to miss looking on her patio to see if she is sitting there. I enjoyed our talks. She always made me feel better. I will miss her smile and humor. I feel so blessed that she came into my life. Prayers for your family.

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Matt and Amy Gallagher
Dec 02, 2020

We were grateful to be able to attend. What a beautiful celebration of Jesus and Jane. We continue to pray for you guys as a family.

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Virginia White
Dec 01, 2020

It was a beautiful celebration of Janes life tonight. I so wanted to give each of you a hug. Jane was so special to me and our whole family. She was an amazing mentor to me and always was willing to sit down with me when I needed to. She had a tremendous influence on my life as a wife and mother and was a great example of putting Jesus first always. She will be greatly missed. Love to you all.

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SherylAnn Bennett-Van Duzen
Dec 01, 2020

Thanks to Jane for all the smiles, hugs, and words of encouragement. Mr. Allen and family are in my prayers.

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Ed and Nan McCallum
Dec 01, 2020

Thank you for the beautiful memorial service. We were reminded of the hospitality and encouragement Jane and Allen extended to us over the years. You have been a blessing and a model to us. We pray you will know the comfort and presence of God and the reality of his wonderful promises.

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Pat Phillips
Dec 01, 2020

What a pleasure it was to know Jane. We sat together in CBS leader’s council for a few years. We shared many laughs and I always speculated that they never assigned her to my core group because we might not behave. Truly, a life well lived and an example for all.

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Dan & Addy Barton
Dec 01, 2020

Jane will be missed, but we are rejoicing that she is in the presence of our Mighty God. Allen and family, we pray for healing during this grief. It was such a beautiful memorial to her life and I am sure you feel the support and love for your whole family. Addy & Dan Barton

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Denise Ray
Dec 01, 2020

What a beautiful service celebrating Jane’s life. Her smile and laugh were infectious. Her joy so evident. She genuinely loved and cared for others. She gave great advice and great hugs! I’ll miss her but I know she is with the Lord and I’ll laugh with her again. Thank you for live-streaming her service.

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Scott Sheldon
Dec 01, 2020

It was a wonderful service and tribute to Jane, while giving the glory to God and Christ. Beautifully done.

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Marlene Golden
Dec 01, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Carol Davis
Dec 01, 2020

Jeff was there with you in person and I (Carol) at home watching, to make sure there was room for everyone who wanted to attend in person. We love you, and we pray for your comfort and peace at this time. We celebrate with you her life and the fact that she is now with Jesus. And we grieve with you the loss of not having her present with you now. All our love, Jeff, Carol, Bradley, Hunter, and Jackson Davis

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Marina and josh Randles
Dec 01, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Covering your family in prayer - trusting that Jesus is with you and for you and so near during this time.

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gabe swing
Dec 01, 2020

Jan and I have been praying for you all through out this entire journey. Our regrets that we could not be with you and your family during this time. Jane will be missed, but we long and look forward to our reunion in His coming Kingdom. God Bless you all, Gabe and Jan

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Lisa Lawrence
Dec 01, 2020

Here to celebrate the meaningful life of Jane Roes. Deeply grateful for her generous love and heart to all those around her.

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Sandi Larsen
Dec 01, 2020

Jane was such a beautiful bright light. Her smile and warmth made you feel good the minute you were in her presence. I will always remember how kind she was to me and her incredible example of being a loving Christ follower. Much love and prayers to her family.

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Becky Thomas
Dec 01, 2020

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michael allen brady
Dec 01, 2020

I dearly loved and cared for my Aunt Jane, and I know she loved and cared dearly for me.

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Terri (Taraca Myree)
Dec 01, 2020

My condolences to the family. Mama Jane was truly a praying woman of God, with a great sense of humor, full of love, wisdom, compassion and empathy. May God bless the family and give you strength as you mourn, yet celebrate her life and legacy. May God shine on you all, increase his favor on you all, bless you and keep you. With much love and hugs, Terri, Mike & Bella

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Melinda Brady-Osborne
Dec 01, 2020

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Jennifer Dowd
Dec 01, 2020

Praying for the God of all Comfort to comfort you!

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Allen and Carrie Lloyd
Dec 01, 2020

So sorry for your loss and please know the Roes family continues to be in our thoughts and prayers. The Lloyd Family

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Mark and Denise Tornberg
Dec 01, 2020

Allen and family, You have all been in our hearts and prayers the last month. I can not imagine what it will be like not seeing Jane at the “cool kids tables” in the back of church. She will leave a big hole because she was an amazing woman, we all so respected and loved her dearly. We are grateful for the time your family has had together the last few weeks to mourn together but also share stories and laugh as I can tell from the notes we see. We so love you all! Mark, Denise, Jonathan and Matthew Tornberg

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Kevin Brady & Jennifer Redmann
Dec 01, 2020

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Denise and Lloyd Thayne
Dec 01, 2020

You are all in our hearts and prayers, and will continue to be.

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Brent and Brittney Campbell
Dec 01, 2020

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Lisa Hunter
Dec 01, 2020

Many hearts are heavy today as we say goodbye to Jane, but we are so grateful to have known her. She has left a lasting impact and legacy for so many people whose lives she touched. We will greatly miss Jane.

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Gloria Cole
Dec 01, 2020

I had the bittersweet experience of being in the last home group that Jane and Allen led. It was always so sweet to walk in their home and see Jane perched on her stool with that welcoming smile and an offer of dessert. But then came the announcement that they would no longer be leading the group. I now understand that they had served long and well and deserved some respite. I am looking forward to getting to heaven and seeing Jane perched on her stool offering a smile and maybe some angel food cake.......

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Brian Neal
Dec 01, 2020

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Angela Howard
Dec 01, 2020

Jane has always been such a huge encouragement to me and a wonderful sister in Christ. Through CBS we developed a close friendship and enjoyed studying Scripture together. She had a way of being genuine and straightforward, she would tell it like it is, but always kind and with a ready laugh. I so admire her selfless dedication to CBS, her church, her denomination, her family and her Lord. Her love for all was always evident! I love the whole Roes family and am praying for Allen, Gina, Courtney, Krista and Alex.

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Kim Kane
Dec 01, 2020

Dear Courtney and Family, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I pray that as you remember her life today, celebrate her homegoing, and grieve the many ways that you will miss her that you will sense God’s presence in a powerful way. May God’s peace and comfort be with you and your family today and in the weeks ahead. In the love of Christ, Kim Kane

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Dana Cherry
Dec 01, 2020

Dear Roes family, Our hearts grieve with you at this time, yet we also rejoice in the future hope of an eternity spent with Jane in the presence of our Savior. Know that we lift you before the Father in prayer. Dana & Debbie

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Rick & Peggy Winford
Dec 01, 2020

Dear Courtney and family, our heartfelt condolences to you as you grieve, mourn, celebrate, remember, cry, laugh, and walk through this time together. We did not know your mom, but she must have been a tremendous woman to have raised such a loving, caring son. Blessings, Rick & Peggy Winford

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Carolynn Rubenstein
Nov 30, 2020

Jane lived her faith in everything she did. She was accepting, welcoming, cheerful, loyal and kind to all. She was a great role model for Christian women. I can only imagine how much her family will miss her... I will surely miss her. May God hold the Roes family in the palm of His hand.

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Mike and Nancy Elwood
Nov 30, 2020

Our heartfelt condolences to your family. Reading about your mom brought a smile as we learned about her heart for God and her family but also her love of life and the people she met. We’re colleagues of Courtney and Krista so we want to send virtual hugs to them and Alex.

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Lynne Leftwich
Nov 29, 2020

Extending our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom and praying that your faith will give you and your family strength in this sad time.

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Tammy & Slater Burroughs
Nov 29, 2020

Slater & I think the world of the whole Roes family. Jane was and still is such a Jesus loving inspirational woman. Courtney, you made a huge impact on both our children’s lives. Krista, I think you are one of the best Bible study teachers I’ve ever heard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as we know how much you will miss Jane. But I believe she is dancing and praising Jesus right now and we look forward to seeing her in heaven!

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Katherine E Lawrence
Nov 29, 2020

The first time I went to your home after joining your community group, I felt like I was in a warm, accepting place. You had such a warm smile, twinkling eyes and a wonderful sense of humor. You also were a wonderful example of a Christian lady whose light shone bright for everyone to see. I will truly miss you in my life!

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Linda Rohlfs
Nov 28, 2020

Jane I really will miss your smile and bright eyes. I am happy that I got to meet you and be a part of your community group. Thanks for being a true Christian.

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Marshall Scott
Nov 28, 2020

If the world were full of Janes(like her) it would almost be a “heaven on earth”. Jane and Allen were sent by God to Bless me and many others. May God greatly comfort the Roes family

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Steven and Christine Schmid
Nov 28, 2020

We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Jane was such a wonderful person. Each year Chris and I would look forward to seeing and speaking with her again every spring when we would open our condo at the lake. She and Allen always had such great stories. We will miss her smile and know she is looking down at all of us from her special place in Heaven.

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Penny Noyes
Nov 28, 2020

This was such a beautiful tribute to your mom. Tom and I first met her 20 years ago when we were small group leaders at Forest Hill and your dad was an elder. Your mom loved my oldest son Chris because he reminded her of Alex. She always had a word of encouragement. One of the most grace-filled expressions I remember came from me mentioning that I didn’t like the Proverbs 31 woman because I could never live up to that ideal. Jane kindly explained that the Proverbs 31 woman’s accomplishments were over a lifetime - we don’t have to do it all at once. That was just the encouragement I needed at a time I felt overwhelmed and I have always cherished it. She truly had a lifetime that modeled for all of us how to be a valiant woman.

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Jamie Faulk
Nov 27, 2020

I will miss Janes big smile and wonderful hugs. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

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Wanda & Tommy Kiker
Nov 27, 2020

I have always been amazed at how comfortable I felt in your home from the first time I was there in the 1983 and 1984 time frame. I never knew anyone could be so welcoming to others like you and Jane. And anytime I did anything with Courtney (All of which was always a pure joy to me), Jane expressed such thankfulness someone might have thought I had done some amazing thing for her. She always expressed great gratitude and treated me with such incredible kindness. She was always speaking words of kindness about me and to me. I will definitely miss knowing I have Jane around in this world to be my advocate. Just as Jesus is my advocate to the Father, Jane and Allen Rose have been an advocate to everyone for me. I pray that you (Allen, Gina, Courtney and Krista) will know the warmth and comfort of the arms of our Heavenly Father wrapped around you whenever you need it.

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Darlene Cuevas
Nov 27, 2020

What a lovely woman was Jane! It all started with Courtney, the best youth group leader on the planet.....it went from there. I will miss her very much as will all who just met her once. Have fun dancing in heaven sweet lady!

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Jim & Sara Meyer
Nov 27, 2020

We are thinking of you across them miles and sending you our sincere condolences on the passing of your precious wife/mother. How gracious of God to have all of you able to be there with her during her final days and hours! Sending love & hugs, Jim & Sara

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Denise Altman
Nov 27, 2020

Jane was such a delightful person. I always enjoyed talking with her and seeing her smiling face. She was a treasure.

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Brett and Vickie Hill
Nov 27, 2020

Courtney, Krista and family, We are so very sorry to hear about Jane leaving this world, but have no doubt she is celebrating with her Lord today!!! Eventhough your loss is great, we are reminded in 1 Thessalonians 4 that we do not grieve as those who have no hope! One day you will all be together...FOREVER! We pray that you will be filled with HIS peace and that your grief will soon be replaced with only wonderful memories.

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alinda regina singletary
Nov 27, 2020

my heart is with you. i just love your family so much.jane was so loving to me during my loss of mike. she was always warm and caring. i will miss her smile and hugs.i will keep you in prayer. all of you are much loved.if i can help please call me blessings regina

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Robbi and Janet Fischer
Nov 27, 2020

We are so saddened by this loss of a truly great woman. Janet is crying next to me as I write and shaking her head. Praying the peace of Christ over you all as you grieve with hope. We love you all. Robbi and Janet

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Paul & Connie Imhof
Nov 27, 2020

What a bright light and amazing Christian lady! Was very fortunate to have spent a couple years in Allen & Jane’s bible study group. Will take those lessons and can only hope to inspire others and lead my life the way Jane did

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Kitty & Ken Giese
Nov 27, 2020

I will very much miss her smiling face and kind words as we visited in conferences, Mission luncheons and various activities through the years. HUGS to all the family. Blessings, Kitty Giese