|Jane Olivia Reaney Linton
Published in The Virginian Pilot on March 25, 2013
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 will be a memorial service at Westminster Canterbury Tuesday at 1:00
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.