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1963 Jane 2016

Jane Merritt

July 2, 1963 — October 2, 2016

Jane Esther Holloway Merritt passed away Oct 2, 2016 in Abilene, Tx. Jane was born in Plainview, Tx, July 2, 1963 to parents Mary & Kenneth Holloway. Her young life was spent in Tulia, Vega, and Dumas, Texas. Jane graduated from Dumas High School in 1981 and Texas Tech University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in food & nutrition science. October 5, 1985 Jane married the love of her life, Scott Manning Merritt. Their early marriage was spent in Graham, Tx and later moved to Fort Worth.
Jane loved children and spent her life's career involved with CPS, substitute teaching, nutrition & most of all a full time mom. She retired in May 2016 from the Tarrant County Public Health Department as a WIC Program Nutritionist. Jane was a faithful & active member of the First United Methodist Church of Hurst for the past 22 years gaining lifelong friends & a second family in the Open Door Sunday School class. Many Thursday evenings were spent exchanging laughs & building memories with friends in her Keno group. Jane was appreciated for her kind & sweet soul, open & loving arms and funny one-liners.
Jane is preceded in death by her husband, Scott, father, Kenneth Holloway, maternal grandparents, Tarlton & Esther Willingham, paternal grandparents, Henry & Ollie Holloway. She is survived by her children, Emily & Phillip Merritt of Fort Worth, mother, Mary Holloway of Hamlin, siblings, Andrew Holloway of Canadian, Melinda Paxton of Lubbock, and Jill Cariker of Abilene, along with many loved cousins, nieces & nephews, in-laws and extended family.

Visitation


Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home
505 NW 5th St.
Hamlin, TX  79520
Friday, October 7, 2016
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Service


Memorial Service

First United Methodist Church of Hurst
521 Pipeline Rd.
Hurst, TX  76053
Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:00 p.m.

Graveside Service

Hamlin Memorial Cemetery
2 mi. E of Hamlin on TX-92
Hamlin, TX  79520
Friday, October 7, 2016
3:00 p.m.

Cemetery


Hamlin Memorial Cemetery
2 mi E. of traffic light on TX-92
Hamlin, TX  79520

Memorial Contributions


New Horizons Audrey Grace House
294 Medical Drive
Abilene, TX  79601

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