Jayne A. Fentem

Born: Sun., Oct. 12, 1958
Died: Mon., Mar. 30, 2015

Celebration of Life

Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 03, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Jayne Ann Fentem, 59, of Quincy, died at 9:10 a.m. Monday (March 30, 2015) at Blessing Hospital, a victim of cancer.

   Born October 12, 1955 in Morris, Illinois, Jayne was the daughter of Richard Godfrey Jones and Ada Metz Jones. She graduated with honors from Northern Illinois University in 1977 with a B.A. in English. After graduating, she taught freshman and junior high English near London Mills, Illinois.

   Jayne married Thomas H. Fentem on December 27, 1980, and soon after, the two moved to Quincy Illinois. For the next 30 years, she worked in the outreach department at the Quincy Public Library, delivering books to readers with special needs.

   A strong, practical person, Jayne devoted most of her free time to cultivating her backyard garden. She was especially fond of two roses, named Sarah and Claire, after her two twin daughters. She was an active member of the Quincy Herb Guild and Quincy Preserves. She was a lover of the English language and had faithfully attended the Shakespeare Festival in St. Louis every year since it began in 2001.

   Jayne is survived by her husband, Tom of Quincy; her two daughters, Claire Click and her husband, Caleb of Quincy and Sarah Fentem of Bloomington, IN.; her brother, Jeffrey Jones and his husband, Marc Chewakin of Oswego, IL; her son-in-law, Caleb Click of Quincy; and her father- and mother-in-law, Arlin and Virginia Fentem of Macomb, IL

   Jayne was proceeded in death by her parents; and her twin sister, Joyce Gleason.

   The family will meet with friends to celebrate Jayne's life on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

   Memorials may be made to the Quincy Public Library.

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Luke & Mindy Doellman
   Posted Tue March 31, 2015
Tom and girls, my heart breaks for you at this time. I just noticed this and was shocked. If there is anything we can do, please do not hesitate to ask. She was a wonderful friend to my mother n law and the girls were the apples of my mother n law (Kathy's) eyes. God Bless you all...........Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Tina Walker
   Posted Tue March 31, 2015
Jayne is going to be missed deeply by me & all her co-workers ! My heart & Prayers go out to Tom, & the girls & family ! She was a great lady to work with @ QPL!

Jim and Teresa Gleason
   Posted Tue March 31, 2015
Tom Sarah Claire,
Our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of such a very dear treasure.
You are in our prayers.
We really wish we could be with you on Friday.
Jim Teresa and family

Paul Kevin Geers
   Posted Tue March 31, 2015
Dear Tom,

My prayers are you and your family, I didnt know your wife, but I will keep you and family in my prayers.
God Bless and support you in this need.


Wanda & Jillian Gerasimek
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015
Tom & girls, Jillian & I want to convey our deepest sympathy for your loss of Jayne. She was a special lady and a great neighbor. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you all today and in the days to come. May His comfort hold you.

Judy Graham
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015
Jayne was always a ray of sunshine to our residents and staff here at Good Samaritan Home. She always brought a smile and cheer to everyone. She will be greatly missed by many. I know she is receiving her reward in Heaven for all of her love and care that she shared with so many. May God bless her and all of her family at this difficult time.

Shelly Crane
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015
Claire, Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family.
From: The Crane Family (Jason Shelly Doug)

michelle crane
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015

DIGNITY IN WHITE was sent by The Crane's.

Our deepest smypathy. From: The Crane Family (Jason Shelly Doug)

Greg Lueckenhoff and Everyone at Adam Florist
   Posted Thu April 02, 2015
Dear Tom and Family,

You have our deepest sympathy in this time of great loss.
Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Greg and everyone at Adam Florist

John & Betty Gebhardt
   Posted Sun April 05, 2015
Tom and Family, we are very sorry for your loss. This was so unexpected. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a good friend and we enjoyed working with her as Friends of the Library and Quincy Preserves.

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