Roy Albert Jayne, 82, of Newton, passed away at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home, Newton, with Leland Collins officiating. Burial will be in Tate Cemetery, rural Bogota, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be from noon until service time. In loving memory of Roy, memorials may be made to Jasper County Cancer Fund P.O. Box 333 Newton, IL 62448. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.blakefh.com.
Roy was born on Feb. 21, 1931, in rural Bogota, the son of Virgil Henry and Essie (Worthey) Jayne. He married Mary Ellen Matthews on Dec. 17, 1977, and she survives. Roy was a union Carpenter through the Carpenters Union 347. He was able to build or fix anything or do whatever needed to be done. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and raising flowers. Roy served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. Roy was a lifetime member of the Newton VFW Post 7537.
Roy is survived by wife of 35 years, Mary Ellen Jayne of Newton; eight children, Michael Ray (Vickie) Jayne of Newton, Connie (Robert) Mitchell of Inverness, Fla., David (Pauline Meengs) Jayne of Spring Hill, Fla., Michael (Donna) Berry of Mahoment, Cathy (Don) Stoops of Newton, Orville Dale (Barbara) Berry of Olney, Cindy (Wayne) Finney of Newton, and Stephen (Monica) Lutz of Newton; sister, Leona Pearl Jayne of Carmargo; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents; two children, Judy Molter and Martha Joann Lutz; three brothers, Leonard, Chet and Vic Jayne; and a sister, Fern Pickett.
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