Helen J. Loane, a retired education professor at Johns Hopkins University, died Friday of heart failure at Leader Nursing Home in Reading. She was 84.
Services for Mrs. Loane will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Henninger Funeral Home in Reading, Pa.
She was a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins education department from 1950 to 1960. Before joining the university, she had taught for more than a decade at public and private schools in Baltimore.
After leaving Hopkins, she taught Latin and history of the arts at Albright College in Reading for 11 years, retiring in 1971.
The Baltimore native earned her bachelor's degree from Goucher College in 1928 and her master's degree from Cornell University three years later. In 1937, she earned her Ph.D. from Hopkins. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
The former Helen Jefferson is survived by her husband of 60 years, Edward S. Loane of Reading; three sons, Robert J. Loane of Annandale, Va., Edward P. Loane of Ashton, and Thomas S. Loane of Miami Lakes, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
The family suggests that contributions be made to Reading Hospital, Sixth and Spruce Streets, Reading 19612, and Holy Cross United Methodist Church, 329 N. Fifth St., Reading, 19601.