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Jayne Katherine Schatz | 53

August 26, 1968 - March 26, 2022

Jayne Katherine Schatz, 53, of 1417 Rosely Road, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Penn Highlands DuBois, after a lengthy illness.

She was born August 26, 1968, in St. Marys, daughter of Linda Francis Fritz, who survives of St. Marys, and the late James “Wilbur” Fritz, who passed away January 17, 2011. Jayne was a lifelong resident of St. Marys, a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1986, and was a former employee at Eastern Sintered Alloys.

On July 1, 1989, in Queen of the World Church, Jayne married Lee J. Schatz, who survives.

In addition to her loving husband and mother, she is survived by two sons: Joseph J. Schatz of St. Marys and Jeffrey A. Schatz (Lydia) of Kersey; her mother-in-law, Theresia Schatz of St. Marys; two sisters-in-law: Ann Sarginger of St. Marys and Helen Green (Carl) of St. Marys; three brothers-in-law: Steve Schatz (Linda) of St. Marys, Paul Schatz (Mary) of St. Marys, and Tom Schatz (Mary) of Iowa; her uncle, Chuck Fritz of St. Marys; by numerous nieces and nephews; and by her faithful companion and her dog that she loved so much, Puggles.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents: Ruth and James Fritz, Sr.; her maternal grandparents: Evelyn and Frank Francis; and her father-in-law, Walter Schatz.

Jayne was a fighter and battled declining health from Multiple Sclerosis with positivity and a spirit was admired by all that knew her. She had a great sense of humor, beautiful blue eyes, and a smile that lit up the room. She enjoyed a good yard sale and had an expertise finding quality jewelry. Music was important to Jayne and enjoyed watching music videos. She would take photographs of nature and loved her pets. Above all else, Jayne loved her family and cherished her time with them.

A private visitation and funeral service will be held at a future date.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 E. Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

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11 Comments

  1. Our hearts go out to you and your family with the loss of your dear loved one. There are no words to take away sadness when you lose someone you love. In our time of deepest need the tenderness of God is a refuge like no other. He alone understands our sorrows and draws near in love to wipe away our tears
    When my mother passed away, we found the resurrection hope very comforting.
    May the resurrection hope sustain you. A loved one lost can grieve the heart, and makes us yearn for tomorrow, when Jehovah will keep the promise he made of no pain, no death, no sorrow found at Revelation 21:4.

  2. Linda..I’m so sorry for Jaynes passing…may she finally be at peace…sending our love, Roger and Valerie( Hanes)

  3. Linda and Lee, you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  4. I am deeply saddened to hear of Jayne’s passing. Sending healing prayers to your family during this difficult time.

  5. Linda I am so sorry for the lost of your daughter you are in my prayers, may God hold you close. Again my deepest sympathy

  6. We are so sorry Linda for your loss. Our deepest condolences to her husband and children.

  7. Linda, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.”

  8. Sending All Jayne’s loved ones Our deepest sympathies. May the good Lord grant you peace, strength and comfort during this time and the days that lie ahead! God Bless!

  9. Linda, we are so very sorry to hear of Jayne’s passing. Sending prayers for Peace and Comfort.

  10. My deepest condolences to all of Jayne’s family. I’m so very sorry for your loss, and I’m praying for all of you.

  11. Lee – I am so sorry to hear of Jayne’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lori Nearing

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