Jane E. Stewart age 76, of Matamoras, PA entered into eternal rest Friday, January 28, 2022 at Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. She was born on October 7, 1945 in Honesdale, PA, the daughter of Louis and Lillian Jones Nearing. Jane attended Wilfred Beauty Academy in NYC and later owned and operated Eva’s Beauty Salon in Milford, PA. After that she worked as a waitress at Karsten’s Inn and Gino’s Italian Restaurant, both formerly located in Port Jervis, NY. She later devoted her life to caring for the sick and elderly as a home healthcare aide. She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Port Jervis, NY. Jane married James Stewart, who survives in Milford, PA. She is also survived by her sons; Eric Stewart and his wife Becky of Matamoras, PA, Brian Stewart and his wife Tammy of Montague, NJ, Chad Stewart and his wife Janel of Milford, PA her daughter Holly Worden and her husband William of Port Jervis, NY, her son, Michael Stewart and his fiancé April of North Myrtle Beach, SC, her beloved grandchildren: Sabrina; Allison and Jackson; Connor; Mikayla, Alyvia, Brianna and Alexis; Christian and McKenzie Her sisters: Andrea Spiezio and her husband Salvatore of Greenville, NY Dorothy Barth and her husband Michael of Matamoras, PA her brother Louis Nearing and his wife Sandra of St. Petersburg, FL brothers Steven and his wife Olena MacHutta, Donald and his wife Bernadette MacHutta, Douglas and his wife Lisa MacHutta, Dwight and his wife Denise MacHutta, Danny and his wife Sheila MacHutta, and sister Diane MacHutta Dantzer; and the blessing of many nieces and nephews and her dear friends, Mickey, Mary, and Vicki. Jane was pre-deceased by her stepmother Dorothy Nearing and her sister and brother-in-law Sandra and Paul Gillette.
Mom had a heart of gold and cared deeply about all who came into her life. She was very proud of all of her children and grandchildren and brought immense happiness and love to our family. She enjoyed walking along the beach searching for shells during her annual beach vacation. If she wasn’t spending treasured time with her family, cooking delicious meals and baking delectable treats, or thinking about how she could brighten one’s day, she was with close friends reminiscing, or helping someone in need. Her favorite song was “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw, which is exactly how she led her life. She has always been the one person that people can rely on for comfort and kindness and had a way about her that lifted their spirit. Mom had a deep-rooted desire to help others. So many people from all walks of life thought of her as an angel here on earth. She is greatly missed.
Visitation will be held 11 AM-1 PM, Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. Funeral services will follow at 1 PM at the funeral home officiated by Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst. Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in Jane’s name to the charity of your choice to express kindness and pay it forward. Arrangements are by the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY. For information, directions, or to send a condolence note to the family, visit Knight-Auchmoody.com.
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