Florence E. Jager, 95, chairman of the memorials and gifts committee of the Chevy Chase United Methodist Church for the last 27 years and a fund-raiser for numerous civic and charitable organizations, died of congestive heart failure Monday at the Herman M. Wilson Health Center in Gaithersburg.
Besides her work with the memorials and gifts committee, Mrs. Jager raised funds for the stained-glass windows in the church sanctuary. The church's chapel was dedicated to her in recognition of her contributions.
She was on the board of managers of the D.C. Chinese Community Church and was a former president of the Washington West District of the Women's Society of the Baltimore Conference of the United Methodist Church. She held numerous other church posts.
Mrs. Jager, who moved to this area in 1937, helped raise funds for the Sibley Memorial Hospital building fund and served on the hospital's board of directors. She also organized the hospital's gift shop, served as president of the Women's Guild and chaired the Committee for the School of Nursing.
A resident of Bethesda for many years, she worked on the executive committees of the American Red Cross and the old Community Chest and other charity drives. She was a past treasurer of the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase.
Mrs. Jager was born in Plainsville, Mass. She graduated from the Bryant College of Business Administration in 1905.
Her husband, Harry A. Jager, an official with the old U.S. Office of Education, died in 1954.
Survivors include a son, Raymond E. Jager of Chevy Chase; a sister Ruth W. Allen of South Yarmouth, Mass.; four granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Memorial Fund at Chevy Chase United Methodist Church.