Jane Ellen Hartley

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New Beginnings Methodist Church
West Memphis, AR  72301
Monday, May 20, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Funeral Service
New Beginnings Methodist Church
West Memphis, AR  72301
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
2:00 PM
Cemetery
Crittenden Memorial Park
2206 Highway 64 West
Marion, AR  72364

Jane Ellen Hartley

of Marion, AR

December 22, 1945 - May 16, 2024

Jane Ellen Phillips Hartley, 78, of Marion, Arkansas passed away on May 16, 2024. Jane was born in McComb, Mississippi on December 22, 1945 to Herman Charles and Merle Phillips. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School and attended Methodist School of Nursing in Memphis, Tennessee.

She married William (Bill) Hartley on June 25, 1965 and had 2 daughters. Jane worked as a registered nurse for 45 years. She enjoyed cooking, cross-stitch and knitting, decorating cakes and spending time with her family and grandchildren. She also a member of the New Beginnings Methodist Church and founded the card ministry program at NBMC.

Jane is survived by her husband, William Hartley; daughters, Ellen (John) Whittington and Laura Charlton; grandchildren, Jane Ellen and Dawson Whittington and Hartley Charlton; siblings, Julia (Jerry) Tucker, Steve Phillips, Phil (Anita) Phillips, Dru (Sally) Phillips; nephews and nieces, Susan (Scott) Shamblin, Sam (Donna) Tucker, Paul Tucker, Beth Gross, Chad Tucker, Eric (Shannon) Phillips, Bryce (Lynn) Phillips, Jennifer Phillips, Candice (Stewart) Haynes and other family and friends.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Charles and Merle Kyzar Phillips.

Jane was known as Mammy to her grandchildren. ''To know her is to love her! Mammy was a blessing to everyone who knew her, and everyday with her was a gift. She loved so fiercely, gave grace so generously, and she lit up every room she was in. From cooking countless meals for her church family to her card ministry, she spread so much joy and compassion. Not exaggerating when I say I have the best grandmother in the world- I love you Mammy!'' her granddaughter, Jane Ellen.

Her funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday, May 21st at New Beginnings Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at 5-7pm on Monday, May 20th at New Beginnings Methodist Church. Burial will follow the funeral at Crittenden Memorial Park.

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Patti Beth Holzer
Ladue, MO
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Saturday, June 1, 2024

Mr. Bill, Ellen, Laura and Family....there are no words to explain how wonderful Mrs. Jane was to me as well as to my kids and my parents. She truly has been there for almost every single up as well as down that we ever endured. She always helped me to look at the positive aspects of life, laugh about things that I could not control and continue to smile and move forward. Please know that she will have a special spot in my heart forever and each of you will always be in my prayers for comfort and peace. I love you all. PB

Marie McKay
Marion, AR
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Saturday, May 25, 2024

I worked with Jane at Crittenden Memorial Hospital years ago. Jane was always so sweet and caring and had a ready smile for everyone. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Praying God gives peace during this difficult time. Heaven is a little brighter now that Jane is there.

Nancy Hollingsworth
Terrell, TX
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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

To know Jane was to love her.

Amber Reed
Cherokee Village, AR
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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Dear Jane ,
You were such a special person in my life and Nursing career . You always had a smile for everyone I’m glad your pain is over and I know you will be an Angel watching over all of us I love your family and I promise I will be looking out over Laura and Ellen they are amazing young ladies . I loved you

Territa Ward
West Memphis, AR
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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Sending love & hugs to the family!!

Doris Bridges
West Memphis, AR
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Monday, May 20, 2024

Such sad news to hear. We talked when we saw each other about our Crawfordsville days years ago. It seemed we were all at Uncle John's on Friday nights too. I also had the privilege of knowing her during her working years at Crittenden and she could brighten anyone's day with her calming voice and gentle spirit. She loved the world and the world loved her back. She will truly be missed by all who knew her. My sincere prayers for her entire family during this difficult time.

Jan (Necy) Harrell
Cordova, TN
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Monday, May 20, 2024

Loved Jane's smile that reflected her inside and out. Always bright and upbeat. Her happiness was contagious for me at our class reunions. Love you Girl!!!!!

Cindy Cloyd
Marion, AR
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Monday, May 20, 2024

I’m so sad to see this. Loved Jane. She was with me when I gave birth to Jeff. She was a great lady.

Janie Baber
Fayetteville, AR
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Monday, May 20, 2024

What a delight she was to us all, so full of compassion and joy and encouragement and wisdom. There will be a significant hole in the eastern AR community.

Debbie J Harris
Tyronza, AR
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Monday, May 20, 2024

I am so sorry to hear the news of your mother's passing
She was so sweet and helpful when we lived next door to her irion on manor cove. She will truly be missed. Prayers for the family. Rodney and Debbie Harris

Mary Frances McAnally
West Memphis, LA
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Monday, May 20, 2024

I worked with Jane in surgery at Crittenden Hospital. She was a great co-worker.
May the Lord comfort your grieving heart and bring peace.

Andy Luttrell
Marion, AR
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Monday, May 20, 2024

Prayers for Jane and her family. She was a great nurse and worked with my mother Billie Jean.

Prayers and respect,
Andy Luttrell

Allyson Floyd
Marion, AR
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Monday, May 20, 2024

While I have not known Mrs. Jane long, I feel like I have known her forever. She was a ray of light every time you saw her. She greeted us every Sunday morning with a "there's my girls!" to me and MaryEllis. Prayers for the family. Mrs. Jane will be missed. Isaiah 57: 1-2.. I know Mrs. Jane is dancing on streets of gold this morning.

Cherell Duncan
Marion, AR
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Monday, May 20, 2024

Such a special person. I will miss her.

Gina Stevens
Marion, AR
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Monday, May 20, 2024

My deepest sympathy for Laura and Ellen. I have childhood memories of Mrs. Jane and us being neighbors.

Lois Meyers
Fairhope, AL
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Monday, May 20, 2024

My sincere condolences to Jane’s family. She was a true blessing to all her friends and family. I had the pleasure of working with Jane at Crittenden Memorial Hospital. She will be missed and may peace be with her family.

Helena Wallo
Espoo,
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Monday, May 20, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss. Jane has a special place in my hart, my sister - I learned so many things from her during my stay at Phillips family. So many great menories for example decorations for Christmas, cooking and shopping. I remember her as hearty, smiling and helpful sister. My dream was to get her travel to Finland one day, but unfortunately that dream could not come true. My love and hugs to all my american family.

Ginger Nemenz
Crawfordsville, AR
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Monday, May 20, 2024

I am so sad to hear about your loss , praying for the entire family. Mrs.Hartley has always held a special place in my heart and I will never forget our bonding moment at Methodist North ER when I took care of her. What an amazing mother, grandmother and wife you had , and I know she will be deeply missed. I bet she is cooking and taking care of people in Heaven . Love and prayers!

Julia Jones
West Memphis, AR
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Sunday, May 19, 2024

I’m so very sorry for the loss of your precious Mom. I pray God will comfort you and give you peace. My love, Laura.

Betty Reece
West Memphis, AR
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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Laura and family my prayers go out to all of you. Jane was always so kind and friendly anytime I had the opportunity to see her.
My sincere sympathy in your loss.

Kay Bunch Ellis
Pocahontas, AR
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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Bill,Ellen,Lauraand family… we all have been blessed who was friend or family to Jane. She loved without hesitations and with a deep ness that you knew she cared. May the many wonderful memories flood your hearts and give you peace. I love you

Gloria. Armstrong
West Memphis, AR
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Sunday, May 19, 2024

I loved me some Miss Jane. I helped her with her house for many years and we built a relationship and I loved our talks, sometimes about God, sometimes about family but most of the time was about cooking. She was a good friend to me over the years. I will miss her. Heaven is sounding sweeter all the time. RIP my dear friend !!!

Eugenia Waller Graves
Huntsville, AL
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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Jane was my classmate in nursing school. She was a sweetheart. She seemed to always be smiling. She will be missed.

Bonnie Nolan
Millington, TN
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Sunday, May 19, 2024

So sorry for your family's loss. She was a great classmate at Methodist School of Nursing

Dentie and Becky Doyle
Jonesboro, AR
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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Jane’s grandmother and my grandmother were sisters and she has always been there for me. Dentie loved her as much as I did. Our prayers go out to Bill and the rest of her precious family. She will be greatly missed! So glad she had such a wonderful support system until the end.

Martha Campbell
Paris, TN
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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Have loved being Jane’s friend for the past 61 years

Amy Sisson (Payne)
Magnolia, AR
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Sunday, May 19, 2024

My heart breaks for “my Phillips family”. Your family has always had a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sweet Mama & Sweet Daddy are rejoicing over this reunion.
Love you.

Teresa Williams
West memphis, AR
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Sunday, May 19, 2024

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great leader in everything that she did. I had the pleasure of working with her in surgery. She will be missed very much.