Jane Isabel Brendel, age 88, of Wilton, Conn., died peacefully at The Greens in Wilton on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015.She was born in California on March 7, 1927, the daughter of the late William and Barbara Braun Hansen. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay area where she trained in theater and dance, which she also taught for many years. She eventually moved to the east coast and decided to enter the ministry. She has been a counselor for Religious Science for several years and has lectured in her church in New York City.She enjoyed needlework, was a gourmet cook and a dog lover. Jane was a devoted mother and grandmother, fun-loving with lots of wit and a great personality.Jane is survived by her loving daughters, Amy McNichols and her husband Patrick of Norwalk, and Cari Taylor and her husband Michael of Los Angeles, Calif., her grandchildren Jesse Taylor and his wife Chelsea, Lindsey Eaker and her husband Brendan, and Erin McNichols, and her great-grandson Nolan Eaker. Jane was also predeceased by her granddaughter Ashley Taylor, her husband Paul Brendel and her brother Walter Hansen.Services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1:30, at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk. Interment will be private.For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit magnerfuneralhome.com.