Jayne A. (Winters) Klick, 75, of Candor, Robinson Township, passed away peacefully on, Monday, November 28, 2022, in her home with her loving husband by her side.
Jayne was born on January 27, 1947, in McDonald, a daughter of the late Harold and Anna (Strupek) Winters.
Miss Jayne retired from John J. Kane Scott Hospital as a nurse’s aide, where she dedicated herself to her work for 38 years. Jayne was raised within the Catholic Church, which she attended to the very end, St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in McDonald. Jayne was dedicated to her church, she served as the head of the funeral luncheon committee, prepared numerous dinners for the Bishop and participated in every church dinner that was held. Jayne knew the importance of giving back to her church family. The ladies and gentleman that gave so much of their time to help her serve lunches and dinner became some of her dearest friends. They cared for her when she needed it the most over the past year and for that Jayne could not have loved and appreciated them anymore.
Jayne was the epitome of a hard worker. She was a strong and determined woman all her life. Growing up her parents instilled the value of hard work in her at a young age. Whether that meant she was to be outside cutting the grass or helping prepare dinner, young Jayne was going to do it. As time went on, Jayne learned to actually enjoy these things, instead of seeing them simply as chores. When Jayne and her husband, Joe, built a home right next to the house that Jayne grew up in, Jayne knew just what work needed to be done. Her yard was and always is meticulous. There is no such thing as a weed at the Klick household and every blade of grass is always perfectly even with the next. Jayne loved tending to her yard and filling it with the most beautiful flowers every year. She had the perfect timeline of planting, weeding and watering, always leading to the most extravagant yard in all of Candor.
Candor was a huge part of Jayne’s life. She loved the town she spent her whole life in. Her little town full of people she grew up with was always her favorite place to be, it was home. Jayne was sure to help out her town during election seasons. She served as the head chairperson for the Robinson Township election office and also volunteered greatly with the Democratic Committee.
After retirement, Jayne and Joe, enjoyed traveling to wherever they could go. Often, Jayne and Joe would jump behind the wheel of their car and simply take off. They loved traveling and experiencing new places in different states as well as visiting family. There was truly nothing more important to Jayne than her family. Her Slovenian decent taught her how to care for her family, through love, dancing and food! Jayne and Joe loved to gather with their friends and family and go out for a night of Polka dancing. She always made sure to teach all the men how to properly dance the Polkas too. Jayne, Joe and their daughter Corenda, always enjoyed going out for dinners and lunches. They enjoyed their time together and always shared so much laughter. One thing, that Jayne and Joe always enjoyed was going to the Benedum, where they were season ticket holders and catching a show with Corenda and her husband, David. They would spend hours together, eating, drinking, laughing and carrying on.
Jayne was family to everyone and became known as “Miss Jayne” in town, where she truly became the town Grandma. Family was not just blood to Jayne, it was purely love and when she “adopted” the Konieczny family into her life, she gained a lifelong family. Jayne became a second mother to Pat and Kristen. She came into their lives at a time when they needed her the most. She jumped into helping with the kids, at the funeral homes and ice cream shop. Numerous times Jayne would come to the ice cream shop, when Mya and Allie were younger and “babysit” them. Really she came to see everyone and so that she could go swing on the swings at the park with the girls. Although Miss Jayne became a grandma to all the kids working at Pat and Kristen’s ice cream shop, her first adopted Grandma role was with their children, Mya and Allie. She was quick to love them and care for them through every chapter of life. Miss Jayne never missed a birthday, school dance or concert, graduation or anything that had to do with them. Jayne taught the girls, how to properly fold a bed sheet without any wrinkles, how to stand up for themselves, and most importantly how to live life to the fullest. Jayne was always so excited to see Mya and Allie accomplish another milestone in their life. Recently she was most excited to attend Mya and her fiancé Cody’s upcoming wedding and to see Allie graduate from Ole Miss, where she is studying law and finance, which Jayne told everyone about. Although she was referred to as Miss Jayne by those that loved her most, she was another mother and grandmother to people that she did not have to be.
Between Joe, Corenda, David, Pat, Kristen, Allie, Mya and Cody, they became one big, beautifully blended family. Their love for Jayne never showed more than in this past year, as Jayne courageously fought cancer. Joe was by her side every step of the way and there was always another family member right with her. There’s truly no way to explain the love that Jayne gave her family and that they gave her. This type of love did not care who you were or where you came from, it was unconditional. Jayne brought everyone in to her home, fed them and loved them like they were her family. By the time you walked out her door, you became family. Although Jayne always had something to say, even if you did not want to hear it, there are truly no other words to describe her other than, she was one in a million.
Jayne filled her home with red bird figurines. She loved seeing the birds out her kitchen window and they always brought her so much joy. As the saying goes, a cardinal appears when an angel is near. We surely have the best angel watching over all of us now.
Surviving is her best friend and loving husband of 55 years, Joseph Klick, daughter, Corenda (David) Hamilton, adopted kids, Patrick and Kristen Konieczny, granddaughters, Mya (fiancé Cody Garrett) Konieczny and Allie Konieczny, sister, Sharon (John) Cooper and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends and family will be received on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 314 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald (724-926-2800). A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, St. Alphonsus Church at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Alphonsus Church, 219 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald, PA 15057.