Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Jean Hayner entered into rest October 15, 2012, at Niagara Hospice House, following a long battle of Parkinson's disease. Jean was born May 5, 1924 in Westfield, NY, daughter of the late Karl and Kathleen Cady Rosel.
She was a resident of the Lockport area since 1969, and taught fourth grade in Newfane Central School until her retirement in 1979. She was an active member of Olcott United Methodist Church, and past President of the Batavia District of United Methodist Women. She was co-founder of the Olcott Soup Kitchen.
Jean loved nature, particularly birds, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Jean was predeceased by her husband, Ross Hayner in 1983. She was the beloved mother of David (Anna) of Poughquag, NY; Mark (Maryann) of Exeter, NH; Steven (Teresa) of Lockport; John (Rosellen) Hayner of Glen Ellyn, IL; and Kathleen (Nabil) Elhelw of Rochester, NY. She is survived by 12 grandchildren, Robert (Gena) Hayner, Vincent Hayner, Jeanelle (Danny) Hayner-Olson, Christopher (Renee) Hayner, Holley (Jonathan) Gedney, Christine Hayner, Annamarie Hayner, Daniel (Laura) Hayner, Gianna Hayner, Matthew Hayner, Mohammed and Amal Elhelw. She is also survived by two sisters, Anne Groff of Mayville, NY and Sue Loeb of Dunkirk, NY. Also survived by two step-grandsons and one great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the RUTLAND-CORWIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2670 Main St., Newfane, NY, THURSDAY 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held FRIDAY at 11:00 AM, at Olcott United Methodist Church, 5956 Main St., Olcott, NY 14126. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials to Olcott United Methodist Women, 5956 Main St., Olcott, NY 14126; or Child Advocacy Center of Center YWCA of Niagara, 32 Cottage Street, Lockport, NY 14094, would be appreciated by the family.
Please visit www.rutland-corwin.com to send a condolence to the family.