Jane Carol Bannister Hendley

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  • "May the God of all comfort strengthen the entire family..."
    - V.C.
  • "Wes, Tama, and Art, I am very sorry to hear of your loss...."
    - Barry DeLoache
  • "We had a long conversation with Jane on the Shorewood steps..."
  • "Art, I was so sorry to learn that Jane had died. I know..."
  • "Art, I am so very sorry to read of your loss. Please know..."
    - Nancy Watts
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Jane Carol Bannister Hendley
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Jane Carol Bannister Hendley, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away on April 27, 2015 at the age of 80 in Jacksonville, FL. Although recently of St. Simons Island, GA, she was a longtime resident of Aiken, SC; Atlanta, GA; and Hilton Head Island, SC. She was predeceased by her parents, Wesley Albert Bannister and Ethel Ellis Bannister of Baltimore, MD and Long Beach Island, NJ.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Arthur Hendley of St. Simons Island, GA. She is also survived by her son Wes Hendley and his wife Karla of Dacula, GA; daughter Tama Hendley Caldabaugh and her husband K.C. of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; and sister Barbara Hannibal and her husband Joe of Hilton Head Island, SC. She is also survived by her much-loved grandchildren Robby Hendley and Katherine Hendley.
Jane was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She graduated from Eastern High School in 1953. She was an accomplished figure skater. She was in the Phi Mu sorority at Gettysburg College and graduated in 1957 with a degree in economics and a minor in sociology. She had the "best smile on campus." It was there that she met her soul-mate Art. After they married in 1958, she accompanied him to Montgomery, AL while he was in the Air Force.
Upon his discharge as a Captain, they lived briefly in Greensboro, NC and Augusta, GA where Art worked as Vice President of sales for Murray Biscuit Company. Jane and Art raised their children in Aiken, SC where they were members of the Palmetto Golf Club and the First Presbyterian Church. They continued to retain their membership at the Green Boundary Club. She and Art founded the Southern Cross high school golf tournament. Jane was a tireless supporter of her children's many interests and activities. She volunteered at Aiken Elementary and was a den mother for the cub scouts. When Art began his own food brokerage business, she was his partner (ie, boss) and took care of the financial side of the business. While living in Atlanta, GA, she volunteered in the gift shop at the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital. Jane decided to take up golf at the age of 60. Upon moving to Hilton Head Island, SC, she won the 9-hole club championship at Dolphin Head Golf Club. She enjoyed the new friendships she made through golf.
Her life was truly an on-going love story with her husband, Art. She will be terribly missed by her family and longtime friends. She will be
remembered for her determination, style - she loved decorating the house for Christmas, unique sense of humor, and love of being out and about enjoying life.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please make memorial donations to Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington Street, Campus Box 426, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Please specify "For the Jane Hendley Bannister Fund for the Sociology Dept." on the check.
Words of comfort may be expressed by signing the guestbook at www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com.
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on May 3, 2015