Jan (McFarland) Chalfant, 63

Jan Lynn (McFarland) Chalfant, age 63, passed away on June 4, 2019, with her family by her side.  She was in Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif., and suffered an aneurysm. 

Jan was born to the late Ralph and Ann McFarland in North Manchester, on April 15, 1956.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in marketing.  Ms. Chalfant served as an executive assistant her entire professional career.  She lived at Lake Webster, until relocating to Los Angeles in 2011.  In Los Angeles, Ms. Chalfant worked with David Cappel in Beverly Hills until receiving her position at Charles Drew University, where she provided executive support in the Office of Finance for Carl McLaney, VP for Finance & CBO.

Jan was honored by Charles Drew University with a memorial service on June 15, 2019, in the Executive Office with Welcome & Invocation by John W. Patton, Jr., general counsel and a Time of Remembrance-Remarks by the Executive Staff.  On July 16, 2019 the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors honored Jan with a Tribute and Reverence at its meeting of July 16, 2019, by Mark Ridley-Thomas, Supervisor, Second District.

She was a member of Joel Olsteen and Creflo Dollar Ministries.  Ms. Chalfant will be remembered as a source of guidance and inspiration to her family and co-workers, for her delightful personality, her great faith, and her passion for life.

Ms. Chalfant is survived by her two sons, Robert Chalfant of Boulder, Colo., and Jensen Chalfant of Fort Wayne; her four siblings Cheryl (McFarland) Gohman, Patti (McFarland) Prasad, Dan McFarland and Ted McFarland, and their families, extended family and friends, who will all miss her dearly.

A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Blocher Room at the North Manchester Library, North Manchester.  Please send condolences to the family in care of Robert Chalfant at his email address:

Posted on 2019 Aug 14