Jane M. DurJava (nee Kelley), 84, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, following a longtime illness. Jane was born April 12, 1930, in Lorain, to her loving parents, John J. and LaVerne (nee Ault) Kelley.
She graduated from St. Mary Academy, Class of 1948. Jane was Diocesan Certified for the Ministry of Consolation and Diocesan Certified to teach CCD and taught at St. Mary, St. Peter and St. Anthony Schools in Lorain. She was employed at Joseph & Feiss and later at New York Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1989. Jane was a member of St. Anthony of Padua and was active in her parish as a eucharistic minister of communion, a member of the kitchen crew, the Sanctity of Life Committee, Marian Guild, Senior Sociables, and member of the Third Order of Franciscans St. John Vianney Fraternity. She was a past member of Serra International Organization.
She is survived by her daughters, Katherine Dye and Susan (Don) Flak; grandchildren, Dennis Dye, Dale “Kris” Dye, Diana Dye, Debbie Dye, John Kernaghan, Kelly Flak and Corbin Flak; stepgranddaughter, Sheri (Rich) Revercomb; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Dorian, Kailynn, Landon, Brooklyn and Brianna; stepgreat-grandchildren, Rickie Fitch, Jr. and Misty Brown; great-great-grandchildren, Cayden, Arianna, Jasmine, David, Aiden and Kylee; brother, Jack (Barbara) Kelley; nephews, Patrick, Kevin and Daniel Kelley; and many great-nieces and great- nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Capt. John J. Kelley and LaVerne Kelley; husband, Neil DurJava in 1994; son, James DurJava in 1995; son-in-law, Carl Dye in 2013; nephews, John and Michael Kelley; and niece, Kathleen Kelley
The family will receive friends 2 until 6 P.M., Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961. Secular Franciscans will conduct a wake service at the funeral home, Sunday, at 6 P.M. Closing prayers will be held Monday, July 7, 2014, 9:20 A.M., at the funeral home. The Marian Guild will lead the Rosary Monday, 9:30 A.M., at the church, prior to the Mass. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, 10 A.M., at St. Anthony of Padua, 1305 East Erie Avenue, Lorain, Father Richard E. Hudak, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.