Jewel Alene Janes

Jewel Alene “Jean” Janes, 89, of Seligman, passed away Oct.19, 2018, at her home.
She was born Sept. 7, 1929,to the late Tony A. and Sallie (Schywart) Hammers. She married Clarence V. “C.V.” Cron and to this union five children were born. She then married Roy White and later Donald Janes who preceded her in death.
Janes graduated from high school in Blue Eye. Her entire life was spent in Missouri, living in Radical, Kansas City, Mt. Vernon, Independence, LaRussell and Seligman. Besides being a homemaker she also owned and operated the Squeeze In Cafe in Seligman. She was active in Coon Hunters Association, Lions Club, Senior Citizens, Search and Rescue and was in charge of the fire base for Seligman Fire Department for over 30 years. She was the first female mayor of Seligman and was given a plaque for being the Mother of the Town.
Janes is survived by: sons, Ted Janes, Tony Janes both of Mt. Vernon and Michael Janes of Graham, N.C.; daughters, Connie A. Collins and Carol Cron both of Seligman, Rebecca Gatrell of Springfield, Ruth Pritchett of Seligman, Sally Straw of Sarcoxie, and Betty Lewellen of Seligman; 32 grandchildren; 94 great-grandchildren; and 35 great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by: sons, James V. Cron and Benny L. Cron; five sisters and one grandson.
Services were held Oct. 23, 2018, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was at King Cemetery in Seligman.


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