From the 1940 Mar-Ken Yearbook, as a Freshman:
JANE PAINTER – (Born in Xenia, Ohio)
Here’s a girl who likes ice cream, loves to make scrap books, raise birds, and study to be a violinist. Her nickname, of all things, is “Prune juice”. While studying her favorite subject, History, Jane likes to listen to “Blue Orchids”, and “Wishing”. She likes color, especially reds and brilliant blues. Perhaps that is why she enjoys the book “Rainbow Cottage”. That’s not very logical, but it might be. Anyway, it’s a good idea, eh “Prune juice”?
From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Jan Painter’s birthday is December 16.
From the March 14, 1941 issue of the Mar-Ken Journal (student newspaper):
Jane Painter – Member of the sophomore grade, Jane has attended Mar-Ken about two-years. Jane spends most of her time at the rollerbowl and Shrine being a very outstanding skater. She hopes to be a nurse and do great things for humanity…
From the 1941 Mar-Ken Yearbook, as a Sophomore:
Jane Painter — Xena, Ohio
Jane Painter hopes to be a nurse but at some later date,
Right now in all spare moments she loves to roller-skate,
She loves to act, likes New York cuts, and is the best of sports,
For fun go with her roller-skating, watch how she cavorts.
From the 1942 Mar-Ken Yearbook, as a Junior:
Xenia, Ohio is the proud birthplace of Jane Painter. She likes to read and roller skate, but she hopes to settle down and work in a bank. Her favorite class is English Literature. She is known around school as, “Character” and says “Good deal!” with every breath.