Jane Olivia Reaney Linton

Jane Olivia Reaney Linton
Virginia Beach - Jane Olivia Reaney Linton, 98, left this life peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, March 23, 2013. She was born in Washington, DC on December 21, 1914 and was the second of four daughters. She graduated from Central High School and Washington School for Secretaries. She fell in love with John Hunter Linton and they were married in July 1937. They were married for 54 years. During the years of their marriage they lived in Washington, DC, Denver, Colorado, and Arlington, Virginia.
She accompanied her husband on assignment with the US Department of State USAID to Santiago, Chile and La Paz, Bolivia. Upon retirement Jane and John settled in Avenue, Maryland on Dent Farm. Jane was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The National Huguenots Society, The Maryland Historical Society, and All Saints Church, Oakley, Maryland. Upon the death of her beloved husband, Jane moved into Westminster Canterbury in 1992 where she lived until her death. She is preceded in death by her husband John Hunter Linton; parents, Mary Lillia (Maysie) Dent Reaney, Arthur Frinsham Reaney; sisters, Marguerite Reaney Tugman and Grace Dent Reaney Sisson.
Survivors to cherish her memory are her children Jayne Hunter Linton Ely (Myron), Knoxville, TN, John Theodore Linton (Mary Patricia Martin), Lafayette, LA, Judith Helen Dent Linton Hunter (Lewis Thomas), Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Travis Hunter Kelton, Judith Lynn Kelton Farrer, Wendy Hunter Brant, Stacey Hunter Jennifer Linton Bajackson, Cynthia Linton Rush and John Hunter Linton II; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Reaney Thompson, Brick, NJ.
The family would like to extend their great appreciation to all the compassionate staff of the Hoy Center on first floor B, W-C Healthcare for the loving care and kindness given to their mother over the years she lived there. There will be a memorial service at Westminster Canterbury Tuesday at 1:00 PM. A family interment at All Saints Church, Oakley, MD beside her beloved husband will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donation can be made to Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad. Cremation Society of Virginia is handling arrangements.


Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 25, 2013