Jane Lynn Kendall, 60, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 21, 2018 in Spring Hill, TN.
Survivors include her son, David (Jen) Kendall; her grandchildren, Nathan Kendall (20) and Hunter Kendall (11); and her siblings, Jim Robinett, Bob Robinett, and William Robinett. Her mother, Ruth Kegley Robinett; her father, Julius Frank Robinett; and her sister, Anne Ayers Maier, preceded her in death.
A native of Princeton, WV, Jane graduated from Princeton High School and later from Bluefield State College where she was an honor graduate and received an Associate of Science in Nursing degree. She worked as a RN in West Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee for over 30 years. During her time at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Jane worked for the Home Health division and travelled around Middle Tennessee caring for and bringing comfort to many homebound patients, until her retirement in 2012.
As a single mother, Jane worked hard to support and nurture her son. Always opening her home to his friends and being a second mother to them all. They kept her home busy and full of life and she loved every minute of it. Her son, David, was her guiding star in life and you could always hear in her voice and see in her eyes the pride she felt for the man he became.
Jane or Granny J, as her grandsons affectionately knew her, was probably happiest when she was being a grandmother to Nathan and Hunter. It was apparent whenever she spoke of them and their accomplishments in school and in life that she was their biggest fan. When Hunter would spend time with his Granny J, she was beyond happy. She loved nothing more than to dote on him, treat him to dinners out (all the chicken and broccoli a growing boy could consume) and make sure he always knew she loved him.
Before there was Granny J, there was Aunt Jane. She was a loving Aunt to all of her nieces and nephews, always there for them in the big and small moments. Whether it was taking her nephew to Disneyworld or taking her niece on a simple shopping spree to the mall, she was a constant source of love and support for them in their lives. She was only a phone call away when you were sick and needed a quick diagnosis, or you wanted to discuss menu options for the next family feast (knowing all along that her macaroni salad, stuffed mushrooms and deviled eggs were a must), or to simply take the kids to an afternoon matinee, where for the record, everyone knew she would end up taking a quick nap while she thought no one was watching.
She travelled when she could to see her brother, Bob, and his family in South Carolina, to the Great Smoky Mountains to get a taste of Christmas in May with her sister, Anne; and even gave her grandchildren an adventure they'd never forget to Universal Studios in Florida.
Jane will be dearly missed by her family, friends and all who knew and loved her.
A Memorial Gathering will be held 5-7:00PM Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at SPRING HILL MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME. 931-486-0059. www.springhill-memorial.com
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018, Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home
Service Extra Info Memorial Gathering 5-7:00PM Wednesday