Orono - Jayne H. Bartley, beloved wife and mother, died January 13, 2020 at a Bangor hospital. She was born April 24, 1927 in Boston, Massachusetts to Otto B. and Elsie (Keniston) Hanson.
Jayne grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts and attended local schools. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of Maine graduating in 1949. While at UMaine, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and was selected as an All Maine Woman. Jayne remained involved with the university throughout her life, serving as president of the Class of 1949, doing volunteer work at Buchanan House, serving on the UM Foundation Board and Senior Alumni Executive Committee. She was a proud recipient of the UM Alumni Association Block "M" Award. In 2002 she established the Bartley Family Scholarship to support a Stearns High School graduate attending the University of Maine.
Jayne married her college sweetheart, Hastings (Bun) Bartley in 1949. Together they raised three sons in Millinocket where she was actively involved in the community. Jayne served on the town library, recreation and planning boards and was a part of many other civic organizations. She taught freshman English at Stearns High School for 20 years. After her retirement she continued her involvement in education serving on the Millinocket School Board for 19 years.
She was a Deaconess and member of the Women's Fellowship at the First Congregational Church of Millinocket. She especially enjoyed the many years spent coordinating the Fellowship's annual wreath making fundraiser.
Many memories with families and friends were created at the family camp on Ambajejus Lake.
Jayne was well known for her craft business, painting birds and berries on wooden boxes, slates and shells. She and Bun enjoyed camping as they traveled to craft fairs around the state. Jayne was an accomplished basket maker, teaching the craft to many others through Adult Education. A special group of basket weavers met at her home for many years.
Jayne led an active life at the Dirigo Pines retirement community. She co-chaired the Inn's variety shows, was active on the library committee and enjoyed the bridge and reading groups. She made a special effort to recognize the birthdays of residents, baking cupcakes for all.
Jayne is predeceased by her parents and husband.
She is survived by her three sons and their spouses, Peter and Susan of Holden, Jonathan and Susan of Candia, NH and Jeffrey and Katherine of Sangerville.
A service will be held 1 pm, Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the First Congregational Church of Millinocket. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to: First Congregational Church of Millinocket, 274 Katahdin Avenue, Millinocket, Maine 04462 or Friends of Millinocket Memorial Library, 5 Maine Avenue, Millinocket, Maine 04462. Interment will take place in Massachusetts at a later date.
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Douglas Campbell
Jan 18, 2020
Sorry to hear of Jayne's passing. She was a good friend and led a good life. I will miss her.
Tom and Rene Janes
Jan 17, 2020
We have loving memories of Jane when we were living on Canyon Drive.
Hal Cote
Jan 16, 2020
Such a wonderful Lady. I'll miss you, my friend. My sincere condolences to her family, God Bless.
Trish Rubin (Patricia Fairley)
Jan 16, 2020
Dear Bartley Family,

Jane (Mrs. Bartley as a child) loomed large in my life while growing up at 3 Winter Street in Millinocket just up the road. She had a special spirit that was intelligent, loving, generous, funny - all the best. Whenever I set foot in her home - to babysit or drop something off - the welcome was always friendly and warm. I feel so grateful to have known her in my formative years and then to have had the occasional visit with her in Millinocket with Mom (Doreen) in her later years. Please accept my condolences on your loss.
Mary Ellen Therriault
Jan 16, 2020
I was so very sorry to hear of your mother's death. It is so hard to lose a parent. She was so very blessed to have such devoted sons. Sending my heart felt condolences to you and your family.
Jan 16, 2020
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Dear Jeff & Kate; Peter & John
Jan 15, 2020
Sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She definitely was an incredible lady, and wasn't ready to go until SHE was ready to go. Appears she lived a fruitful life and you all must have fond memories to help you through this tumultuous time. Best to you all.
Gaile Nicholson
Jan 15, 2020
Dear Peter, Jon and Jeff, My sincerest heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Your Mom and Dad were long-time friends of the Nicholsons and enjoyed many, many good times together over the years, leaving behind lots of very good memories. I went on several of their journeys to Europe and always had a fabulous time. Your Dad would always lead the group with his umbrella held high. Jayne would make sure we all followed along, laughing all the way. They were really fun times. Treasure all your special moments you shared over the years. Memories are forever. And know they are all together again having a grand old reunion, I'm sure. God Bless.
Pat Russell
Jan 15, 2020
So sorry to hear of Jayne’s passing. I babysat her boys, taught school with her, made baskets, played bridge, and worked on church projects with her. She was a mentor, a friend, and an energetic participant in our community. She will be missed! Condolences to her wonderful family.
Sarah Lombard
Jan 15, 2020
Dear Bartley “kids”—Your Mom was a very special friend who organized our “S&B” group when she retired from teaching. We had so many “fun” times—lots of good memories. She will be missed. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
With love, Stephen& Sheila Dunn
Jan 15, 2020
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