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of Paoli, PA. passed away following complications of ovarian cancer on June 23, 2020. Beloved wife of Alan Yockey, loving mother of Megan Geckler and Bruce Yockey, Jayne was the middle child of Ginny and Bruce Baird, sister to Susan McKenna and John Patrick Baird. She loved cycling, cooking, traveling, and being outdoors. She had several careers over her lifetime including physical education teacher and boys' swim coach in Lackawanna, NY, a Vanguard marketing representative, and director of publications at Woodlynde School. Jayne was a political activist, an active member of the Chester County Democratic Committee, and chair and vice-chair of the Tredyffrin Township Democratic Committee - having led the effort to have the first Democrats elected to the Board of Supervisors. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition in her name are highly encouraged. Additional information regarding a forthcoming celebration of life will be posted on legacy.com

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Published in The Philadelphia Inquirer from Jun. 28 to Jul. 5, 2020.
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July 6, 2020
Jayne was my hero. Her strength and courage were an inspiration to so many people. She was such a special person and I will miss everything about her.
July 5, 2020
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July 5, 2020
This is one of my favorite pictures of Jayne. It's from April 2017 fundraiser for the TTDems. The plants in the background were part of the Earth day theme and Jayne (and Barb) helped make the display a beautiful and functional plant sale. Somehow I was able to convince Jayne to pose for the picture. So glad she "complied". When I look at this picture, I see her strength, inner and outer beauty, and her total commitment to helping others.
I consider myself lucky to have shared time with her over these past 5 years. Although I will miss her physical presence, her spirit of strength and determination will forever be a part of me.
Michele Burger
July 4, 2020
At first I didn't know what to say. But its so simple I love aunt Jayne.
Eva Yockey
July 2, 2020
You will be missed. Loved riding with you.
July 1, 2020
Years ago, I remember coming to Jayne's house on several occasions to stuff envelopes for Democratic candidates. She was always warm and welcoming, organized and practical. Gutsy survivor, indomitable spirit. RIP, Jayne. You touched many.
Jill Feninger
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