Jayne Carolyn Newman (1938 - 2018)

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On June 2, 2018 Jayne Carolyn Whitson Newman, 79, Berry, changed neighborhoods to go home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ. She died while at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington from complications after fighting the good fight against cancer for just under a year.
Born in Cynthiana, Ky. on Oct. 26, 1938, she was a daughter of a tobacco farmer, the late Wilson W. Whitson and the late Sally Dryden Whitson. At the age of 18 she moved to Pennsylvania, married and began a family. Many years later she returned to her home state. While away she had several fascinating occupations such as working in a sewing factory, delivering newspapers, owning her own painting company, bookkeeping at a hardware store, and running the ladies locker room at an upscale country club.
"Aunt Jayne" actively pursued many passions including writing, genealogy and history, log and historical buildings preservation, nature and the outdoors, hunting and fishing, archery and trap shooting, agriculture, horticulture and landscaping. Through perseverance and talent she earned multiple awards. She was the Registrar of the Cynthiana branch of The Daughters of the American Revolution and a Kentucky Colonel. She volunteered at the John Fox Genealogical Library at The Duncan Tavern an historic home that her ancestor Joseph Duncan built.
Surviving are her three children, Dawn Newman of Pennsylvania, Justin Newman of California and Danee' Althouse of Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Denali, Graham, Abigail and Sawyer; two sisters, Wyanda Cordray of Kentucky and Gayle Kane of Kentucky; one brother, Billy Whitson of Tennessee. She also left behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors and coworkers.
A memorial service will be held on June 22, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, 64 Robinson-Union Road, Cynthiana, Ky. Light refreshments will follow and all are welcome. Ware Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Instead of flowers, the family is accepting donations through Union Baptist Church to plant a tree in her honor. Thank you for remembering her in this way.
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Ware Funeral Home
846 U.S. Highway 27 North
Cynthiana, KY 41031
(859) 234-4000
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Published in The Cynthiana Democrat on June 14, 2018