Date of Death: July 14, 2023

Service Details

A graveside service will be held Friday, July 21, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Vicksburg Cemetery, with Pastor Dave Downs officiating.

Obituary Notice

Jayne Marie Shearer, 65, of Grand Rapids, passed away Friday, July 14, 2023 at University of Michigan Health-West.

She was born March 2, 1958 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Duane A. and Wilma L. (Teugh) Barnes, and graduated from Vicksburg High School with the Class of 1976.

A clothier by trade, Jayne truly enjoyed her work at David’s Bridal, Hudson’s/Marshalls, Christopher & Banks, and Style & Encore.

On September 22, 2007, she married Tom Carew.

Jayne loved flowers, gardening, and especially her family.

Remaining to cherish her memory are her husband, Tom; sons, Joshua (Nichole) Shearer and Justin Shearer; daughter, Ashley Berry; grandchildren, Landon, Hayden, and Addison; mother and stepfather, Wilma and Bill Reynolds; brother, Duane Barnes; sister, Karen Marsh.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Shearer, to whom she was married from 1976-1987; and her father, Duane A. Barnes.

Additional Information

Donations in Jayne’s memory may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of one’s choice. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home.

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  1. To my Beautiful sister Jayne I can’t believe your gone. I love you more then you ever knew. You were the rock of our family. Always knew what to do. You helped me out so much, always had my back know matter what. I could never repay you for all you’ve done for me.we had alot of fun together cranking jokes on the holidays at moms expense mostly,we were funny.i don’t know what to do anymore or how I’ll go on without you. We had a bond few share.thinking of life without you is unbearable, so empty inside an always will be. I hope to see you soon my precious sister.
    Love you forever Duane.

  2. I am heartbroken to hear of Jaynes passing. I remember the very day Jayne and the her family moved into our neighborhood around 1965. We were the same age around 7 sparated only by a couple of weeks. My sister Donna and I rode our bikes down the street to meet our new friends moving in. From that day on we were inseperable. We were together everyday growing up, walking to school together, playing dolls, slumber parties, Girl Scouts, birthday parties, sunday school, riding bikes, youth group, working together at Tastee Freeze and in later years in each others wedding. So many memories I will cherish. My deepest sympathy to Jaynes family, May God be with you, Rest in peace my friend.

  3. Josh, Justin and Family you have my deepest sympathy. I am tremendously saddened for your loss. The memory of your mother will give you comfort, and her legacy will live through you all. God bless you during this difficult time.

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