Jane S. Klingensmith of Edgartown died peacefully on June 5 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was 92 and had lived on the Vineyard for her entire life.

She was born on Jan. 20, 1930. She attended Edgartown schools and was proud to play on the girls’ basketball team where she took on Nantucket’s team with old-school rivalry. She married her lifelong sweetheart Jim Klingensmith and lived out her days side by side with him, fishing, gardening and raising her three children. She was known for her infectious smile, strong (some would call stubborn) will to see things through and her love for her family. As her health declined she spent her last years enjoying the care of her granddaughter Dodi.

She will always be remembered by her quick wit, her love for a man in uniform and her infectious smile.

Jane is survived by her sons George and William (Bill) Klingensmith, her daughters in law Carol Klingensmith and Kathy Klingensmith, 19 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband James L. Klingensmith, her daughter Bonnie Klingensmith Simpkin, son in law Joseph (Joe) Simpkin, her mother Mary Costa Silva and her father George A. Silva.

The family would like to extend its appreciation to the staff at the hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and all the caregivers who helped her in her last years at home.

A graveside service was held at the Old Westside Cemetery in Edgartown on June 8.

Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, VNA of Cape Cod, or the Alzheimer’s Fund.